Month: February 2020

WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS: The Importance of Impartiality and Effective Communication

Summary: Thorough investigations of complaints will help to protect both employer and employee from malicious or fictitious bullying complaints. Investigations need to not only be impartial but also appear impartial to all employees involved in the complaint. When possible, the investigation should be considerate of the employees involved in relation to their preferred methods of …

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TRUE STORY Staff benefits don’t come cheaply

By Yasmine Healy, Managing Director of ClinLegal. Yasmine is an experienced lawyer and chartered secretary, who established ClinLegal after seeing too many unfair work claims against her clients. ClinLegal provides legal, compliance and human resources expertise to healthcare professionals in your industry. The private practice was doing well and an advertised, interstate conference in Sydney …

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True Story: Don’t Be Held Ransom By Your Employees

By Yasmine Healy, Managing Director of ClinLegal. Yasmine is an experienced lawyer and chartered secretary, who established ClinLegal after seeing too many unfair work claims against her clients. ClinLegal provides legal, compliance and human resources expertise to healthcare professionals in your industry. We were recently engaged by a highly successful, city-based dental practice that had …

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FAIR WORK ANTI- BULLYING PROVISIONS: How they impact your practice

As of 1 January 2014, the Fair Work Act has introduced several anti-bullying provisions. The Fair Work Commission now has the authority to hear claims about ongoing workplace bullying and may make an order to stop the bullying from continuing. It is a good time for employers to review their anti-bullying policies and procedures to …

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THEFT IN THE WORKPLACE: What to do if an employee is stealing

When an employee takes something that is owned by the employer, or another employee, without permission and uses it for their personal benefit, this is stealing from the workplace. Examples include taking practice supplies and using them for personal use at home, or refunding patient transactions and pocketing the refund. All forms of stealing have …

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SOCIAL MEDIA CAN WORK FOR YOU (but don’t let it put you out of work!)

All the rules and regulations governing us today can make us groan at the thought of yet another Policy! Yet without a Social Media Policy in place, you’re likely to find yourself in a difficult place to take action when an employee posts something harmful to your Practice. Social media is an everyday communication tool …

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