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Why choose specialised HR software over an all-in-one? Why choose specialised HR software over an all-in-one?

Selecting new HR software can be an overwhelming task, particularly when you aim to address current workforce challenges while ensuring your people and culture strategy remains future-proof. The decision to invest in new software not only impacts your financials but also significantly influences HR operations, managerial practices, and the overall employee experience. When confronted with […]

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    How can companies improve their gender pay gap in 2024?

    Every Australian private company with 100 employees or more recently reported their gender pay gaps , with the national gap for total remuneration sitting at 19 per cent, according to the new data from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. This means pay structure often favour mean. That means many businesses have some diversity issues that need […]

    3 mins read | 27/02/2024

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    ‘Right to disconnect’ law introduced in Australia

    The right to disconnect from work is set to become law in Australia. It is set to become law in mid-2024 in Australia and follows significant employment law changes that have recently begun. This is yet another change passed through the House of Representatives, and many people are wanting to know what it actually means, […]

    3 mins read | 12/02/2024

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    When is it okay to refuse a request to work from home?

    The issue of refusing work from home requests was looked at recently by the Fair Work Commission in a dispute about a request for flexible working arrangements. This issue is becoming increasingly common as flexible work arrangements gain popularity. Background The employee asked to work 100% of his full-time hours from home. He made the […]

    2 mins read | 07/02/2024

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    Can an employer require someone to work on a public holiday?

    Are you a business that has to operate on public holidays? Surely employees can’t refuse to work on public holidays. Well, think again. You need to be very carefull on this issue, particularly after a federal court of Australia finding in 2023. This issue was fleshed out by the full Federal Court earlier this year […]

    3 mins read | 02/02/2024

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    How does the Fair Work Commission calculate compensation in an unfair dismissal claim?

    Understanding how the fair work commission calculates compensation for an unfair dismissal is handy to know. When you’re weighing up whether to dismiss someone it’s good to consider how much they could be awarded if they make a claim. Is it better to deal with a disruptive employee? Or is it better to deal with […]

    2 mins read | 11/01/2024

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    How to avoid an unfair dismissal claim when making a position redundant

    In Australia, unfair dismissal laws play a crucial role in protecting the rights of employees and ensuring that their dismissal is fair and justifiable. When making an employee redundant, it is important to consider unfair dismissal laws. ✅ If you tick the three boxes below, an employee won’t have have been unfairly dismissed. Step 1: […]

    2 mins read | 10/01/2024

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    Requests for flexible working arrangements

    With the rise in flexible work requests, we’re starting to see cases come through the Fair Work Commission under its newly enhanced powers to deal with disputes about requests for flexible working arrangements. So let’s take a look at when an employee can make a request for flexible working arrangements and what you need to […]

    4 mins read | 09/01/2024

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    Major workplace law changes: Prohibiting sexual harassment

    As we indicated in the recent workplace law change summary article, the newly introduced provision in the fair work act provides for broader protection against sexual harassment for all workers including potential candidates. So what’s changed? New laws prohibiting sexual harassment Recent changes now mean that a person (the first person) must not in connection […]

    3 mins read | 14/11/2023

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    Major workplace law changes in Australia 2023

    Both the Fair Work Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 and the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Act 2022 are now law, and will no doubt impact all employers and employees in Australia in some way. As the sun sets on 2023 and we count down to the new year, […]

    4 mins read | 14/11/2023

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    What is WGEA reporting in Australia

    With increased social pressure to prioritise gender equality in the workplace, several legislative changes have recently been enacted to remove the 13.3 per cent gender pay gap within the Australian workforce. The gender pay gap demonstrates that gender inequality remains a persistent and complex issue in Australian society, despite record-high women’s workplace participation. We first saw legislation […]

    2 mins read | 02/11/2023

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    The latest rules for fixed term employment contracts in Australia

    The new rules on the use of fixed term employment contracts in Australia will start on 6 December 2023. The changes are designed to prevent fixed term contracts from being used for more than two years and to limit the use of rolling fixed term contracts to one renewal. We appreciate the original authors of […]

    4 mins read | 13/10/2023

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    Changes to enterprise agreements in Australia 2023

    Both the Fair Work Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 and the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Act 2022 are now law, and will no doubt impact many large employers and employees in Australia in some way. As the sun sets on 2023 and we count down to the new […]

    4 mins read | 20/09/2023

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