Changes to sexual harassment legislation – what you need to know…

In line with the Secure Jobs, Better Pay legislation, the Fair Work Act has been amended to increase protection from sexual harassment in the workplace. It is important that businesses and workers are aware of the changes that came into effect on 6 March 2023. The Fair Work Act now prohibits sexual harassment in connection […]

Workplace conflict: where it comes from and how to address it

Successfully resolving conflict in the workplace is important to maintaining healthy professional relationships between staff, management, and clients. It increases staff productivity, reduces workplace stress, helps maintain staff retention, improves team culture and increases job and client satisfaction.

Awards: Understanding, applying and adherence

It can be time consuming, confusing, and complex keeping up to date with requirements, particularly when dealing with multiple awards. However, getting it wrong has serious implications.

Can you decline a request for unpaid leave?

Requests to take unpaid leave come about due to a range of circumstances and employees often need to take time off at short notice. There are a few things employers need to consider before deciding whether to approve or decline unpaid leave.

Are you ready for an onslaught of annual leave requests?

It can be difficult for employers to balance annual leave, while ensuring staffing resources allow them to maintain a standard level of operation. To help you prepare for the end of year onslaught of annual leave requests we are going to look at the ins and outs of denying annual leave.