Workplace Relations

Beware HR Managers and Companies

HR Managers and Companies need to be careful when terminating employees. The Federal Circuit Court has fined a HR Manager personally more than $1,000 for providing insufficient notice when dismissing an injured employee.

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The Risk of Outdated Employment Policies?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 The case of Scullin v Coffey Projects (Australia) Pty Ltd highlights what can happen if an employer follows outdated policies.

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Workplace Health Assessments

Employers can no longer direct an employee to undertake a workplace health assessment unless they have a particular concern that the employee is unable to perform the inherent requirements of its job

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