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8 August, 2022

Key HR changes from 1 July 2022

The Vincent Young Employment + Workplace Relations team has updated its Employment + Workplace Relations Guide to reflect the changes for the 2022-2023 financial year. Download your copy today.   National Minimum Wage Each financial year, the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) Expert Panel for wage reviews undertakes its annual wage…
7 March, 2022

Employee or Contractor?: the High Court decides

The High Court of Australia (HCA) handed down two major decisions that highlight the importance of getting contractual terms correct and how those terms can determine the nature of the relationship. In the two decisions, the HCA makes clear that where the terms of the parties' relationship are comprehensively committed…
25 January, 2022

I can manage myself – A lesson in bullying and performance management

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has rejected an employee’s application for anti-bullying orders, after finding the employee had, on occasions, been “blatantly misogynistic”. The employee, who began reporting to his female supervisor last year, was put on a performance improvement plan (PIP) by the supervisor, following concerns about his performance,…
8 November, 2021

Webinar: Key themes for workplaces as 2021 comes to an end

In this recent webinar, Erin Lynch, Employment Partner, discussed the key themes for workplaces as we return back to "normal" and 2021 comes to an end. Erin addressed the following topics: vaccinations; returning to the "workplace"; key workplace decisions; changes to sexual harassment laws; casual conversion terms in modern awards;…
20 October, 2021

Webinar: Dealing with absent employees in the workplace

In this recent webinar, Erin Lynch, Employment Partner, discussed how to manage absent employees, best practice in dealing with unfit employees and potential legal risks. Erin addressed the following topics: Absent employees; Employees unfit for work; Making reasonable accommodations and adjustments; Independent medical examination; Termination of employment; Legal risks; and…