“Sickies” and Public Holidays

“Sickies” and Public Holidays

With employees returning to work after Christmas, so to returns the slump from having had a break from work. With Australia Day nearly upon us, data provided by the Australian Payroll Association (“APA”) provides clear and unequivocal evidence that a large number of...
Work Christmas Party Planning during COVID-19

Work Christmas Party Planning during COVID-19

It’s almost that time of year again when workplaces begin hosting their Christmas festivities. However, with the pandemic having made many changes to our working lives, the office Christmas party will not be an exception to these changes. With restrictions still in...
GROUNDBREAKING WAGE THEFT LAWS PASSED IN QUEENSLAND

GROUNDBREAKING WAGE THEFT LAWS PASSED IN QUEENSLAND

The Queensland Government has taken a firm stance on the increasingly prevalent issue of ‘wage theft’ with the passing of the Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Wage Theft) Amendment Bill 2020 by the State Parliament on Wednesday, 9 September 2020. In 2018,...
Sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace

In the wake of a recent inquiry into the actions of former High Court Justice Dyson Heydon, it is important for employees and employers to consider the prevalence and impact of sexual harassment in the workplace. The Australian Human Rights Commission, in their recent...