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FWC Penalty Rates Case Decision

FWC Penalty Rates Case Decision

If you have been tuning into the news media over the past couple of days, you would have picked up reports that the Fair Work Commission (FWC) was about to hand down a decision regarding Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for a number of modern awards. That...

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Out-of-hours Employee Misconduct and Social Media Misuse

Out-of-hours Employee Misconduct and Social Media Misuse

Picture this. It is Monday morning and the phone rings.

You are told that over the weekend one of your employees, whilst a spectator at a sporting event, loudly heckled a star player.

Worse still, the employee then went on to initiate a ‘twitter war’ with the player, who happens to have over 2 million twitter followers.

You find out it is ‘all over the internet’ and the employee’s twitter account identifies him as your employee.

Well, a similar situation confronted an employer this year.

What if it happened to you? What action could you take? Read on to find out…

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Beware the trap of the disgruntled employee – Part 2

Beware the trap of the disgruntled employee – Part 2

Taking over an established business can be fraught with anxiety for employers.

The anxiety is not one-way and it can take time for a workplace under new ownership to return to its previous harmonious state.

In the final article of our two-part series we feature a dismissal case about the wrong way to manage a disgruntled employee who takes to Facebook.

Make this mistake and the FWC will be reaching for the ‘unfriend’ button.

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