How does Gardening Leave Work?
Gardening leave is colloquially known as paid leave for an employee who has resigned or has been given notice of termination. What Happens During Gardening Leave? During the period ofRead More
How Does Summary Dismissal Work?
Summary dismissal is the immediate dismissal of an employee, without notice, for serious misconduct. Even though this may be available for employers as a drastic means of discipline, there areRead More
When do I have to pay employee penalty rates?
In Australia, employees may be entitled to higher rates and extra allowances if they are covered by an award, registered agreement or enterprise agreement. These penalty rates were introduced inRead More
What is Constructive Dismissal or Forced Redundancy?
Forced redundancy or constructive dismissal is where an employee has no real choice but to resign due to the actions of their employers. In a case of forced redundancy/constructive dismissal,Read More
What is Voluntary Redundancy?
Voluntary redundancy is where the employee on their volition voluntarily agrees to become redundant. Such a situation may arise where a company wishes to downsize or a company becomes bankruptRead More
What is the Difference Between WHS and OHS?
While WHS is an acronym for Work Health and Safety and OHS stands for Occupational Health and Safety, both describe the safety of individuals in a worksite. They share theRead More
Can my Employees apply for Stress Leave?
Workplace conditions and arrangements may significantly impact an employee’s mental health. Reports found that mental health conditions are prevalent in Australian workplaces with 33% of financial and insurance employees experiencingRead More
What is Adverse Actions in the Workplace?
Adverse actions are actions taken by either an employee or an employer which are deemed unlawful by the Fair Work Act 2009 (‘FWA’). Section 342 of the FWA provides furtherRead More