Protecting your business from your employees

  Employees can be both an essential asset of your business and its biggest risk. When employees have contact with your clients or have access to your business processes, know-how and trade secrets, it is essential that you protect your business against employees taking that information with them when they leave, or disclosing it if

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Master chef’s blunder: Payroll error leaves up to $2.6M owing

Minor payroll and employment errors can lead to significant issues for employers, as MasterChef judge, George Calombaris, has recently discovered. An error in the payroll system of Mr Calombaris’s company, MAdE Establishment Group, lead to up to 430 employees being underpaid as a result of a misclassification of employees and a miscalculation of how overtime

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The Risk of Outdated Employment Policies?

Employees should have policies that are consistent with the Employment legislation in the correct jurisdiction. In New South Wales the Fair Work Act applies. Inconsistent policies expose an employer to risks of not complying with the legislation and incurring penalties. The case of Scullin v Coffey Projects (Australia) Pty Ltd highlights what can happen if an employer follows outdated policies.

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