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    Australian employers should take Swine Flu precautions immediately, but at the same time they have been urged not to over-react to the outbreak

  • Performance management audits reduce legal risks by

    In the current economic climate, businesses should conduct an audit of their performance management practices, particularly given continuing high numbers of unfair dismissal claims which suggest many employers are still getting it wrong when restructuring and managing workplaces, according to Harmers Workplace Lawyers

  • Managers stressed out and distracted by downturn by

    Managers are more distracted as a result of the downturn, with stress levels increasing in the face of the tougher challenges and choices made around issues such as retrenchments and budget cuts

  • Employers looking to bring retrenchments forward before Fair Work Bill by

    More than a third of Australian employers are considering bringing forward retrenchments to before 1 July when the Fair Work Bill is introduced, recent research has found

  • Employers sidestep consultation in alternative working arrangements by

    With an increasing number of businesses considering the option of implementing varied working arrangements for employees in the current economic downturn, they must consider the importance of seeking consent from staff in order to avoid breach of contract claims, according to Harmers Workplace Lawyers

  • Effective communication vital in tough times by

    Communicating effectively with employees during times of uncertainty is vital, according to Christine Deputy, Starbuck’s vice-president for partner resources, Asia Pacific and Greater China

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