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”?
Employers often seek external HR providers to assist in the management their workforce. However, if the provider’s values do not align with the employer’s values, it can have disastrous consequences.
For those who are not already aware, the Australian Government recently passed legislation to amend the Fair Work Act and introduce paid family and domestic violence leave for all Australian workers.
As of October 14, several major changes have come into effect relating to COVID-19 and the workplace. Including the end of mandatory isolation periods for those who test positive to COVID-19 (with some exceptions), and the end of Pandemic Leave Disaster Payments (with some exceptions).
Earlier this year, Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) Sandra Parker announced the FWO’s key priorities for 2022-23. Looking ahead, the FWO will continue to focus on supporting workers and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as investigating and enforcing employer compliance in relation to wage entitlements and obligations to workers.
A recent investigation into sexual harassment in the workplace and positive duty compliance by employers highlights that many businesses may need to be more proactive in creating an environment that is more likely to actively discourage sexual harassment in the workplace.
When personal texting in the workplace becomes excessive, this can have a major impact on productivity. So when can texting in the workplace cross the line? And how should employers handle these situations?
With today being No Talk Day, we thought it was important to share some tips from Beyond Blue on how to start a conversation about mental health. In the latest Akyra blog, we outline these tips on how you can ask, listen and support someone who may be suffering from anxiety or depression.