Month: May 2021

Hygienists come under the Award

In this circular we discuss the upcoming change for Hygienists. From 1 July 2021, Hygienists working at private practices will be covered by the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2020. This is a major change for employers as historically Hygienists were specifically excluded from the Award. We suggest employers provide new contracts to Hygienists …

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COVID-19 Vaccines

In this circular we discuss implementing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for staff at your Practice: your rights as an employer, WHS law and advice for Practices. Can you make it mandatory?At present, employers cannot require employees to take the vaccine.  This is consistent with the official advice of the Fair Work Ombudsman and Safe …

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Your Questions Answered

My Receptionist wants to reduce her days from 5 to 2 when she returns from maternity leave, do I have to agree? There are two parts to this question: what is the employee’s right to return to work; and what are your obligations to accommodate a requested change.  Firstly, if your employee has worked for …

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