Workplace Investigations – it’s all in the detail

As an employer, it is almost inevitable that you will be faced with a complaint from one or a group of your employees. So why is it so important to ensure you conduct an appropriate investigation? Employers must be able to establish the facts of what actually happened in order to make appropriate decisions for… Read more »

Penalty rates: the changes summarised

On 23 February 2017, a decision was made by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to vary Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates in some retail and hospitality modern awards. Below outlines the main changes and when they will take effect. What are the changes? The revised penalty rates for Sundays: The revised penalty rates for Public… Read more »

Make your new employee’s first day awesome! Here’s how..

There is nothing worse than turning up to a new employer on your first day and it’s complete and utter chaos. Many moons ago I recall being enormously excited about landing my dream job, only to turn up and the guy who was supposed to greet me had decided to take the day off. No-one… Read more »