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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
January 1, 2022

Terminating employees during probation

Many, if not, most employment contracts contain a probationary period during which the employer can terminate the worker’s employment without having to go through all the usual processes. But when should you invoke its terms? This is a human resources...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
October 28, 2021

NSW employer liable for COVID-19 death at work

An employer has been ordered to pay over $830,000 in death benefits and funeral costs due to COVID-19 death at work, and could potentially be on the hook for millions more. Even with the prospect of over 90 per cent...

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Tori McGlynn
Posted by Tori McGlynn
September 29, 2021

HR and recruitment activity & easing restrictions in ACT

ACT Lockdown After seven weeks of lockdown in the ACT – our longest since the pandemic began – life is looking like it will slowly return to normal for us in Canberra. This week, the government released a detailed roadmap to ease...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
September 15, 2021

Coceptive to mandate COVID-19 vaccination of all staff

Coceptive Consulting Group will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of our commitment to safety. Frontline employees including consultants and administration staff  will need to be fully vaccinated by 15 November 2021 and the remainder...

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Tori McGlynn
Posted by Tori McGlynn
August 6, 2021

Brand new HR services to help you achieve your business growth goals

Do you need a more holistic approach to employment services? To help you focus on more of what matters in your business, Coceptive now offers brand new HR services. Retaining an in-house HR team can be a big investment. As...

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Tori McGlynn
Posted by Tori McGlynn
July 8, 2021

The current state of recruitment amidst restrictions.

Increased restrictions are impacting recruitment conditions and candidate demand is stronger than ever, with three sectors attracting the greatest number of applications. Aside from newly introduced mask regulations, Canberra has been minimally impacted by COVID-19, with no lockdowns as of...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
June 24, 2021

Miscarriage Leave: NSW offers benefit in public sector

Public sector employees in New South Wales who suffer the loss of a child through miscarriage or stillbirth are now entitled to bereavement leave of up to five working days. The paid leave benefit, worth up to $12m a year,...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
May 30, 2021

Full-time employment at a record high; unemployment rate drops to 5.5 per cent

Labour force figures released last week show there were 13,040,400 Australians in work in April 2021, with the level of employment now 45,900 (or 0.4 per cent) above its pre-COVID level in March 2020 and 902,500 (or 7.4 per cent)...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
April 23, 2021

How COVID-19 Has Changed Your Workers’ Compensation Liabilities

We're all aware of the dangers of workers contracting the coronavirus. What then is the fallout for employers' role across the country in keeping staff COVID-19 safe? The most recent figures available show 533 COVID-19 related workers' compensation claims were lodged across...

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Suzanne Mussillon
Posted by Suzanne Mussillon
January 12, 2021

Employment Proposals Set to Impact Australian Employers in 2021

2021 is set to be a bumper year for employment law changes with a number of wide-ranging proposals in the pipeline. The Coalition government’s Industrial Relations reform bill, which was unveiled at the end of 2020, is likely to have...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
December 7, 2020

Sweeping Changes to Casual Employment Announced

Fair Work Act amendments could impact more than 2.6 million casual employees in Australia. The Federal Government is set to introduce to sweeping changes to the country’s industrial relations laws, which are expected to have a profound impact on the...

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Suzanne Mussillon
Posted by Suzanne Mussillon
September 9, 2020

Why This Country is Calling For a Six-Hour Workday

The ministers’ approach to work/life balance is a lesson for other countries. Top officials in Finland are renewing calls to adopt the six-hour workday as well as similar measures that aim to promote a better work/life balance for Finnish employees....

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