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ERA Says Lap Dancers are Contractors

Posted by on 31 October 2018 | 0 Comments

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Earlier this year, we wrote this article about taxi drivers winning an Employment Relations Authority (ERA) hearing to be classified as employees not contractors. At the time the Labour Inspectorate National Manager said this case was clear evidence of sham contracting and that employers needed to be very clear about the difference between contractors and employees.

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Health & Safety Q & A

Posted by on 30 October 2018 | 0 Comments

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Q1.  Which of these is responsible for the highest percentage of work-related accidents?

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$30K Awarded to CFO for Challenging Her Boss

Posted by on 30 October 2018 | 0 Comments

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Bianca Von Keisenberg started working as a CFO at Alexander Group Media in January 2018. Despite having no formal accounting qualifications, she was employed and given the responsibility of invoicing clients, credit management, payroll, and accounts payable and receivable.

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Bullying, WorkSafe and Personal Grievances

Posted by on 26 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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Recently WorkSafe announced that it will ‘typically only investigate bullying and harassment claims where there is diagnosis of serious mental harm’

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October Free Seminar

Posted by on 26 September 2018 | 0 Comments

Managing Conflict between Colleagues

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What to Say When

Posted by on 21 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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Dealing with an Angry Person 

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What to Say When

Posted by on 20 August 2018 | 0 Comments

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You are picking on me! 

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When Contractors are Employees

Posted by on 20 August 2018 | 0 Comments

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An employment determination has found a former taxi company in clear breach of minimum employment rights, by treating employees as contractors to save money. 

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Do you Trust Your Payroll System?

Posted by on 18 July 2018 | 0 Comments

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Bunnings has announced it will backpay staff $11 million as part of its efforts to comply with the Holidays Act. The payment affects 12,235 staff members and the median payment to staff is $317. 

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Sacked for Flicking a Ball of Dough

Posted by on 18 July 2018 | 0 Comments

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Mr Sandhu had been a baker at Loaf Ltd in Penrose and had received a verbal warning regarding food and hygiene safety four months into his employment. A month later the HR Manager saw him flick a small ball of dough at another baker inside the bakery area where food is prepared.

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