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During a phone discussion with a new client last week, the gentleman said to me that he often has questions or little issues that come up on the HR radar, but he doesn’t always know the best way to address them.  As a result of this, some of those little issues have turned into bigger issues, hence Continue Reading...

An Employer’s Right to Insist on Clearance from Company-Nominated Doctor

A recent decision by the FWC on an unfair dismissal case (Mr Darrin Grant v BHP Coal Pty Ltd [2014] FWC 1712 (14 March 2014), caught my attention as I felt there are many businesses that could relate to the circumstances of this case. In this matter, BHP Coal employed a boilermaker at their Peak Continue Reading...

Unfair Dismissal Claims for Social Media Breaches

The Fair Work Commission’s role in dealing with unfair dismissal claims on the grounds of termination for breaching a company social media policy is becoming very frustrating for our industrial umpire, in more ways than one.  As social media sites continue to rise in popularity, so does the expectation on society to understand the good, Continue Reading...

Learning about Pre-existing Medical Conditions before Hiring

Asking a prospective employee about any pre-existing medical conditions can be dangerous territory for an employer, if it is not handled correctly.  Particularly if a prospective employee who was advised they had been unsuccessful for the job, could show that an employer had taken adverse action against them based on a pre-existing injury. So here’s Continue Reading...

Resource Planning for the New Year

Interesting to note, November is one of the biggest months on the calendar for staff recruitment as employers start putting plans into action for additional resources they are going to need for the beginning of the new year. Whether you would like a second opinion of a proposed recruitment advertisement, help with preparing a job Continue Reading...
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