Month: February 2020

PLEASE, NOT ON THE DOCTORS’ WATCH! Sex during business trips can be perilous

By Rebecca Hyde, Workplace Compliance Advisor at ClinLegal. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology). What are the odds of an employee on a work trip suffering injuries during sexual intercourse in a Practice-designated motel and suing the employer for compensation? In the following case …

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Investigating Bulling Complaints – True or False

Summary All complaints regarding harassment and bullying should be treated as serious and hence should be considered as quickly as possible to prevent further discourse within the workplace. When investigating a complaint ensure that you document EVERYTHING through written record of any witness statements, personal accounts of events, and communication between parties to the dispute. …

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Forced to Resign?

By Rebecca Hyde, Workplace Compliance Advisor at ClinLegal. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology). Resolving workplace conflict in small business environments where staff work side by side demands management skill and quick responses. The longer you leave it, the bigger it gets. The team …

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FAIR WORK DECISION: Worker was an employee, not a contractor

FAIR WORK DECISION: Worker was an employee, not a contractor By Rebecca Hyde, Workplace Compliance Advisor at ClinLegal in Adelaide. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology). Georgios Adalopoulos lodged a claim with Fair Work against CMC International Pty Ltd. He had been performing work …

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DEFAMATION: What You Say Matters

By Rebecca Hyde, Workplace Compliance Advisor at ClinLegal. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology). In all healthcare practices, large or small, there will always be differences of opinion, occassional personality clashes and/or people who simply don’t get along. Under pressure, accusation, or disappointment it …

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Contractor or Employee: The Indicia of Each Relationship

Is your worker a Contractor or employee? To assist you with this distinction, ClinLegal has provided a summary of the indicia that differ between the two working relationships. This table is produced by ClinLegal. It is intended to provide general information and guidance in summary form on workplace compliance issues, current at the time of …

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Facing an Adverse Action Claim From Your Employee

By Rebecca Hyde, Workplace Compliance Advisor at ClinLegal. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology). The Fair Work Act provides general protections to employees to prevent them from being subject to adverse action from their employer. If an employee brings an adverse action claim against …

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