Discover key changes to flexible work arrangements from June 2023, and understand your obligations as an employer in navigating this shift.
A recent string of surprise visits by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) to a number of farms and labour hire companies throughout Victoria highlights the need for businesses to ensure they are strictly complying with their obligations to employees, including the correct payment of wages.
With recent changes to the Fair Work Act that came into effect on 7 December 2022, Australian employers can no longer prohibit employees from disclosing their pay and workplace conditions to others.
One of the questions Akyra is asked quite often relates to how to manage employees with ongoing illnesses who take extended periods of personal leave. So, what rights do employees have in relation to extended personal leave? And how should you as an employer navigate and manage these issues?
When it comes to performance management, issuing a written warning to an employee can be a challenging step for employers. It can sometimes be difficult to know when an employee’s performance and/or conduct warrants this type of disciplinary action, and a lack of clarity or fairness within a written warning can cause potential problems for employers.
Quick hiring processes can sometimes overlook key aspects of an applicant’s background, including a criminal history – leading to difficult situations for employers. So, what can you do if this type of information is discovered after an offer of employment has already been made? And how can these types of situations be avoided? In the latest Akyra blog, we look at the value of pre-employment screening documents.
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has now decided to reinstate unpaid pandemic leave for employees covered under a limited number of Modern Awards. This means that if an employee falls under one of these Awards and meet certain eligibility requirements, they are now entitled to two-weeks of unpaid pandemic leave. So, who is covered under these changes and what leave can be taken?