With many major changes to industrial relations and employment law over the past few months, it’s incredibly important for you and your business to ensure you have a clear understanding of new legislation – and that any affected policies, procedures or contracts are updated accordingly.
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?
In the workplace, we all love to know that our achievements and contributions are recognised and valued. Yet despite the clear benefits of workplace recognition, 81% of businesses say this is not something that is a priority. In the latest Akyra blog, we look at the value of workplace recognition and how this can be implemented by businesses.
As we restart the clock for the new financial year, it’s common for individuals and households to be looking at their finances and budgets, and forecasting for the year ahead. […]