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Win an Annual HR Support Package with Red HR!

Are you an employer of a small to medium enterprise? As an employer of a SME, do you manage your human resources on your own? Do you struggle to keep up to date with changes in workplace legislation and how such change may impact your business? In March 2016, Red HR is giving away a Continue Reading...

Reference Checking – Are you Getting the Real Picture?

When employers have identified a candidate for a job, how many employers are getting an in-depth, real picture on the candidate from the reference checking process, rather than making a decision based on what they see on the surface? Employers, when a candidate for a job provides you with their list of referees, do you Continue Reading...

New “Two-Stage” Test for Unfair Dismissal Claims

In the final report from the Productivity Commission’s workplace relations inquiry, the PC has recommended a new “two-stage test” for unfair dismissal claims. The first stage would determine if there was a valid reason for the dismissal, and if yes, the second stage would consider whether due process was followed. This would reduce the circumstances Continue Reading...

Clean the Slate for 2016

Before most businesses temporarily closed their doors for the Christmas / New Year period, how many employers took the opportunity to clean the slate and possibly some cobwebs on long running HR issues? As we are now half way into month two for 2016, I hope many employers found that opportunity to clean the slate Continue Reading...

MUA and Labour Hire Company ordered to pay $800,000 over “Closed Shop”

In a recent decision from the Fair Work Ombudsman, a non-union couple were denied employment simply because they were not members of the union.  The couple had applied for work as ship stewards in 2009 and although the labour hire company wanted to employ them, the couple were told they would need to first join Continue Reading...
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