Police Clearances – What you need to know as an employer

Posted on June 2, 2021Categories BlogTags , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Police Clearances – What you need to know as an employer

A National Police Clearance is a summary of a person’s police history in Australia. It is a list of a person’s disclosable court outcomes and includes any pending charges from all jurisdictions across the country. Conducting a police clearance on a potential new employee is often a staple part of the recruitment process for many employers. The rationale being; to protect the business from any future criminal activity and to ensure a potential new employee, is trustworthy and of good … Continue reading “Police Clearances – What you need to know as an employer”

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – What do employers need to know?

Posted on April 12, 2021Categories BlogTags , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – What do employers need to know?

This week, the Government released ‘A Roadmap for Respect: Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces’. The Roadmap for Respect responds to all 55 of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s recommendations outlined in the Respect@Work report. In responding to this challenging issue, the Government has taken the approach to either agree in full, in principal or in part to the recommendations, or to simply ‘note’ them where they are directed to governments or organisations other than the Australian government, … Continue reading “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – What do employers need to know?”

Managing injuries that occur outside of the workplace

Posted on August 14, 2019Categories BlogTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Managing injuries that occur outside of the workplace

My employee needs to be on light duties because of a weekend sport injury (unrelated to work), but we don’t have any roles that meet that requirement, can we terminate them?   Regardless of where an injury occurs, employers have an obligation to support and accommodate their employees safe return to work. Under s352 and s772 (1)(a) of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the FW Act), an employee is protected from termination of their employment as a result of … Continue reading “Managing injuries that occur outside of the workplace”