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  • 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.

  • National HR Summit 2013: Super Saver ends Monday by HCA

    There are only a few days left to claim the Super Saver discount on registrations for the National HR Summit 2013.

  • 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?

  • Ban on using ‘mate’ at work by HCA

    Dubbing a practice ‘un-Australian’ is something that is bandied around a lot – but a ban against calling colleagues and patients ‘mate’ has ruffled a few feathers.

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