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Can employees call in sick with a hangover?

Can employees call in sick with a hangover?

Nearly a third of workers call in sick after a night of binge drinking - but is a hangover a valid reason to miss work?

Ask a Lawyer: Can I fire someone for a social media mishap?

Ask a Lawyer: Can I fire someone for a social media mishap?

Employees mouthing off online can easily bring their employer into disrepute. Here's how to handle it

When does overtime become unreasonable?

When does overtime become unreasonable?

Salaried employees are often expected to work a reasonable amount of overtime but one top lawyer says HR should be careful of pushing staff too far

Can employees call in sick with a hangover?

Can employees call in sick with a hangover?

Technically, yes – but that doesn’t mean employers can’t take action.

What if your employees don’t turn up today?

What if your employees don’t turn up today?

With ANZAC Day falling on a Tuesday, there’s increased temptation to take today off – but is there anything HR can even do?