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Debunking Myths: Three Strikes and You’re Out?

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6 August 2020 BUT YOU DIDN’T GIVE ME THREE WARNINGS! Well actually… we don’t have to. Employers, you do not have to give three warnings before dismissing an employee – there is simply no legislative or other requirement for this. In fact, following the ‘three strike’ approach will not provide any greater protection from a…

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Cracking the Workplace Dress Code

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6 August 2020 IN BRIEF: The purpose of a workplace dress code is to define the personal presentation standards employees are expected to meet while at work. Setting clear and reasonable expectations is crucial as non-compliance with the code may amount to misconduct, entitling management to take appropriate action. If they go too far however,…

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Surviving COVID-19: Restructuring and Redundancies

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6 August 2020 IN BRIEF: Leading up to our webinar on this very topical subject, CCER’s Employment Relations Specialist Renee Liddy outlines some important advice on what constitutes a ‘genuine redundancy’, and the considerations employers should take before making redundancy decisions in the era of COVID-19. As Victoria enters a stage 4 lockdown and New…

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Hackers Love Laziness: Advice on Cyber Security

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6 August 2020 IN BRIEF: With the recent cyber-attacks on Australia from a foreign ‘state-based actor’, it has brought to the fore the fact that cyber-attacks are rife and cyber security is increasingly more important. Here we discuss reasons for widespread laxity in this area and advise on ways to ensure your organisation is not…

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