• Hard core porn a valid reason for dismissal by Stephanie Zillman

    Fair Work Australia has previously ruled on numerous cases involving pornography on work computers – but what can you do if an employee is actually distributing the material?

  • Temporary workers for the long-term by HCA

    How do temporary workers fit into the contemporary workforce, and what are the benefits of hiring them?

  • Are your HR investigation procedures up to scratch? by Stephanie Zillman

    As another unfair dismissal case ends in favour of the employee, it may be time to take a closer look at your investigation procedures to ensure the integrity of due processes is being upheld.

  • Dismissal for criminal conviction overruled by HCA

    Would an employee’s criminal conviction for domestic violence be grounds for dismissal? You may assume their off duty behaviour automatically influences their work life – but a new court ruling says otherwise.

  • Shrinking end of year send-offs a communication issue by Stephanie Zillman

    If your end of year offering ain’t what it used to be, it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Budgets may be tighter and the orders are coming from the top – but it pays to fill staff in on the reasons why.

  • When can you require an employee to work a public holiday? by HCA

    Requiring an employee to work on a public holiday is an unpleasant reality for many employers throughout Australia this holiday season – what are your rights if they refuse?

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