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An employer is hit with an unfair dismissal claim every 3 and a half minutes in Australia

An analysis of the Fair Work Commission 2016-17* report reveals an employer was hit with an unfair dismissal claim every three and a half minutes last financial year, according to Employsure. The workplace relations specialist also found that employers lost 60% of the 14,135 unfair dismissal applications brought against them in 2016-17.  Commenting on the finding, Ed Read More…

October 27th, 2017  |  Published in HR, Legal, News, Small Business  |  1 Comment

Three tips for avoiding unfair dismissal claims in your business

Have you started noticing strange, odd behaviours from an employee? This may be occurring over time and can include the employee being too aggressive, too intimidating or just plain bizarre. If you’re the owner of an SME, you have the right to terminate an employee; however, you may be quite reluctant to dismiss the employee Read More…

November 13th, 2015  |  Published in Advice, Employment Legislation, Expert, Featured, Hot Tips, HR, Legal, Management, Managing, Managing, Opinion, Small Business, Staff

Six tips for avoiding unfair dismissal claims

Under the Fair Work Act, if an employee is dismissed in a “harsh, unjust or unreasonable” manner they may be awarded up to six month’s pay by the Fair Work Commission (FWC).

October 24th, 2013  |  Published in Employment Legislation, Featured, Opinion, Small Business, Staff  |  1 Comment

Change to Small Business Fair Dismissal Code will result in job losses: Ciobo

The Federal Government’s changes to the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code will result in more job losses, says Shadow Small Business Minister Steven Ciobo.

June 30th, 2009  |  Published in News

Tips for fair dismissal

Staff not performing? The key to keeping on the right side of unfair dismissal laws is to write performance clauses into employment contracts and have them checked over by a legal expert to give weight against any unfair dismissal claim. Performance indicators must be those elements of an employee’s role wholly and directly controlled by Read More…

May 15th, 2009  |  Published in Hot Tips

The reaction to PM’s workplace relations system review

Employsure’s founder and managing director, Ed Mallett has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that the Australian government will take a fresh look at refreshing the workplace relations system. “The federal government’s intention to review the workplace relations system is encouraging for the 24,000 small businesses we represent across Australia,” Mr Mallett said. “The overwhelming view Read More…

June 28th, 2019  |  Published in News, Small Business

Four pitfalls new business starters must avoid

In the ten years since I started my technology consultancy WebVine, I have made mistakes and learned a lot of lessons. There are still challenges as we have grown and flourished, but hopefully today’s new entrepreneurs can benefit from my experience with these potential pitfalls: Proliferation, not Perfection A common mistake I see startups make Read More…

May 2nd, 2018  |  Published in Startup, Tips | Advice

Paper identifies ways to simplify the workplace relations system for the small business sector

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has released a position paper identifying ways to reduce the complexity of the workplace relations system for small businesses. “We have had significant consultations with small businesses over the last two years and the overwhelming view is the legislation is far too complicated for the Read More…

April 27th, 2018  |  Published in News, Small Business

Let’s Talk: Startup founders

A CEO landed himself in some hot water, this week, due to his participation our latest “Let’s Talk…” feature. When asked by Dynamic Business to name a bad habit startup founders need to break, he sent the following response by email… “I’m currently on holidays and upon arriving at my hotel, I asked my wife, Read More…

April 11th, 2018  |  Published in Expert, Featured, Let's Talk

Protecting your SME when an employee leaves

Small businesses and startups face as much risk in employment as larger enterprises but they are often less well-equipped to address these issues. When working in a small business, people tend to form strong personal relationships and employers plan to retain staff. Sometimes, however, businesses need to dismiss staff for a number of reasons. While Read More…

April 6th, 2018  |  Published in HR, Legal, Small Business

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