Employment Lifecycle Series | On-Boarding and Induction Essentials

Now that you have bedded down your recruitment processes (with the tips from the first article in our Employment Lifecycle Series – Getting Your Recruitment Processes Right), it might be time to review and consider how best to design and tailor your induction and on-boarding to suit your business’ needs. This article sets out our […]

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Employment Lifecycle Series | Getting Your Recruitment Processes Right

Gadens’ Employment Advisory Team is pleased to introduce its new series of alerts covering the employment life cycle: From the Cradle to the Grave… From Recruitment to Termination. In this series we will bring you regular updates with useful tips on issues that our clients have encountered at all stages of the employment lifecycle, including […]

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#MeToo and sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

The #MeToo movement and its focus on exposing the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace continues to resonate loudly in 2018. What started in 2017 with allegations being made against Harvey Weinstein, then set off an avalanche of sexual harassment allegations being made against high profile people both in Australia and overseas. Further momentum […]

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Modern slavery and what businesses need to know

Australia is slowly moving closer to the establishment of comprehensive modern slavery legislation. At Federal level, the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Federal Bill) passed the lower house last month and is now being considered by the Senate, and in the last Federal budget funding was provided to establish an anti-slavery unit in the Department of […]

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Keeping it Casual? Think Again!

You have no doubt heard about the landmark decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene[1], where the Full Court of the Federal Court (Full Court) found that a casual employee was a permanent employee entitled to annual leave payments. In this article we have summarised the decision and outlined the important practical implications for many […]

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Impact of Family and Domestic Violence Leave entitlements on Family Law cases

As part of its four yearly review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has been considering submissions on the potential inclusion of family and domestic leave into those awards (see previous article here). The FWC has now determined that such leave should be provided for in awards and has finalised the model clause […]

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Casual Calamity

Casual conversion to part-time or full-time employment The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (Commission) has decided to insert a model casual conversion clause into the majority of those modern awards which did not already have this type of clause, including awards in the retail, restaurant, banking, aged care, mining, maritime and transport industries. […]

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The No No Nos for end of year functions

It is the time of year when employers encourage their staff to celebrate another year’s hard work – a time to bring together employees who may rarely meet face-to-face and to reward them for their hard work. It is also unfortunately the time of year for alcohol-fuelled indiscretions, allegations of workplace bullying, sexual harassment, and […]

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