Whilst we are fast moving into the festive season now, your business should now be planning and preparing for any work Christmas parties and end of year functions from a HR perspective. Why? Because what happens at your work Christmas parties and end of year functions might not stay there, and could impact and infect your business as you close out the calendar year and move into the New Year, rendering your business vicariously liable for the conduct, or rather misconduct, of
Did you know you can deduct monies from an employee's wages if they fail to provide you the required notice? If you have Modern Award covered employees (who are 18 years or over), and they fail to provide you with the required notice of termination as per the National Employment Standards when they resign, you are entitled to make a deduction from the wages they are due, but only up to 1 weeks' wages. Remember though, if you have agreed to a lesser period of notice, you won'