Redundancy entitlements

Q: I no longer need one of my team members. What do I have to pay in the case of a redundancy? A: Information relating to employer redundancy obligations starts at Section 117 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act). Basically, employers must provide an employee whose position is being made redundant notice of the… Read more »

A costly dismissal

My staff member has raised a number of questions about his work conditions. It’s quite annoying and taking up too much of my time. Can I dismiss him? A recent case from the Fair Work Ombudsman highlights the risk of terminating an employee under these circumstances. In this case, a Gold Coast security company owner… Read more »

The new Family and Domestic Violence Leave

Recently the Fair Work Commission officially announced a new leave type for many Australian employees titled Family and Domestic Violence Leave. While it may have been news to some, those in Industrial Relations and/or Human Resources circles have been discussing the concept for a number of years now. In particular, I recall from my enterprise… Read more »