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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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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
June 9, 2020

Stand Downs & Redundancies: Are There Any Other Options In Light of COVID-19?

We are in a crazy time, without precedent. The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has led to confusion and shutdowns across many industries.  This has in-turn led to a slow-down of economic activity for many businesses. We know that this will pass. ...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
March 26, 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) – What Employers Need to Know

We were recently asked by a small business what they should do to help prepare for staffing impacts on their business for a potential Coronavirus Pandemic in Australia. Our goal is to provide you with a reputable and straightforward source...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
March 25, 2020

Sacking An Employee Via SMS Or Socials, Is It Legal Or Illegal?

Sacking an employee is one of the most challenging HR tasks any manager undertakes. With all the changes to communications styles, with a greater reliance on text, Facebook Messenger, Yammer or WhatsApp as forms of team communication, can they be...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
December 16, 2019

Bushfires: What Employment Conditions Apply?

Right now it appears as if half of Australia is on fire or covered in choking smoke. It can be challenging finding out what entitlements should be paid to employees and volunteer firefighters. Here is a quick list of resources:...

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