Discover the latest improvements to unpaid parental leave regulations that came into effect on June 30, 2023. Explore the enhanced flexibility for employees, with up to 100 days of flexible unpaid parental leave. Learn about extension requests, fair treatment, and the emphasis on fostering a respectful workplace culture. Stay informed on how employers can navigate these changes seamlessly.
Between September 2021 and December 2022, Australia witnessed a transformative shift in its sexual framework through the enactment of three pivotal federal legislations. These legislations brought about new obligations for employers and extended protections for workers. Employers are now tasked with a positive duty to take reasonable measures to eliminate sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and hostile work environments in the workplace. Additionally, individuals are now safeguarded against adverse actions based on their gender identity, intersex status, or breastfeeding. The changes also introduced avenues for complaints through regulatory bodies like the Australian Human Rights Commission and Fair Work Commission. Stay informed on the latest developments that impact workplace dynamics in Australia.
As employers, we’re often less than impressed with the notice given by employees when they are unwell. We’ll explore what’s required for employees to access their personal leave entitlements and some of the issues employers face when asking for evidence to support the claim for personal leave. How do you as an employer manage employee’s access to their leave? Can you ask for a medical certificate? What if it’s backdated? What are your employees entitled to? Can you say “NO”?
While we all do our best when calculating wages and entitlements for our employees, it’s complicated! So what do you do when you receive an email from one of your employees who claims they’ve been paid less than they should have been? Let’s take a look.