A Tasmanian company and its operator are facing heavy fines after failing to follow close down legislations. HC outlines employers’ duties and valid reasons for placing staff on stand-down.
As the Christmas period approaches, all organisations should be asking themselves how they can best use annual leave to respond to market conditions faced by their business.
Partners at DLA Piper share their predictions for challenges employers could face in the New Year.
Athena Koelmeyer outlines two recent cases that have underscored the grey area of whether an employer should attempt to intervene and give directions to employees about what they can and cannot do in their “private time”, whilst engaged in work-related travel.
If you don’t want to ruffle any feathers, it’s important to make sure that the distinction is made between employees and contractors – or you could end up footing a legal bill.
There are situations in which employers have to weigh the cost of going to court against the cost of a settlement. HC looks at what to consider when offering a payment.
A court has imposed a hefty penalty against an HR manager, dismissing her argument that she was following her boss’s orders
A workplace investigation can turn into a fully-fledged fiasco more likely to start a fire than put one out
Despite advances in technology, human skills are more important than ever