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Family and Domestic Violence Leave: What You Need to Know

Family and Domestic Violence Leave: What You Need to Know

The Fair Work Commission recently handed down a ruling relating family and domestic violence leave that will apply to all Australian employees. From later in 2018 a series of provisions will be inserted into all Modern Awards. These provisions will allow...

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Effective Interview Questioning Techniques

Effective Interview Questioning Techniques

Structured Recruitment Interviews Many small business owners struggle with running job interviews for vacancies with their business. They “wing it” and end up with bad hires and headaches down the track. To improve the quality of your recruitment interviews, we...

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2018 Edition of the HR Manual Released

2018 Edition of the HR Manual Released

The 2018 edition of the Instant HR Policies and Procedures has just been released. In this edition …   New Sections Chapter 2 – Conditions of Employment – Casual to Permanent Conversion Chapter 2 – Conditions of Employment – Time Off in Lieu. Chapter 6 –...

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Job Ads: Staying on the Right Side of the Law

Job Ads: Staying on the Right Side of the Law

A Brisbane lawyer recently advertised for a male solicitor to join their firm. This has brought the issue of discriminatory and misleading job ads back into the limelight and goes to show that even lawyers can get human resources wrong! What do you need to know to...

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Where to Advertise a Job Vacancy

Where to Advertise a Job Vacancy

You have a vacant position in your small business. How do you go about letting people know you have a vacancy? Advertising can be separated into free and paid options. In most situations, you may choose to use a mixture of both to attract the right candidates to your...

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Bullying & Sexual Harassment – Is Your Business At Risk?

Bullying & Sexual Harassment – Is Your Business At Risk?

With the recent publicity surrounding the allegations of bullying and sexual harassment against Don Burke and Harvey Weinstein, it is timely for a quick refresher on what you as a business owner needs to do to reduce the risk of similar matters against your business....

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Christmas Closedowns

Christmas Closedowns

Many businesses choose to close over the Christmas / New Year period. This raises a stack of HR questions and implications that need to be considered during November of each year. Your first step should be to check the awards and industrial agreements that cover your...

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Termination Pays: What You Need to Know

Termination Pays: What You Need to Know

When an employee resigns or is terminated from your workplace, you need to ensure that you correctly calculate and pay all their entitlements in their final pay.   Final Payment Inclusions An employee’s final pay includes: Payment for hours they have worked which...

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Personal Liability: Your Mistakes May Cost You

Personal Liability: Your Mistakes May Cost You

One of the more controversial parts of the Fair Work Act relates to personal liability for breaches of the Fair Work Act (also known as accessorial liability). What this means is that if a person is deemed to have been involved in a breach of the Act, they can be...

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