Deductions for insufficient notice

March 2021   A notice period is an important time at the end of a person’s employment.  It gives employers time to prepare for the change, including recruiting a replacement or making alternate staffing arrangements.  Employees can use the time to finalise any outstanding matters and prepare a handover. While the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act) sets out minimum periods of notice when an employer wants to terminate the employment of an employee, it doesn’t require an employee to...

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Mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations in the workplace

February 2021 No Jab, no work?  With the imminent rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination program in Australia, a question on the minds of many employers is……. Can I direct my staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine?  The simple answer is some employers in certain industries might be able to, and...

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