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Public Holidays

To pay, or not to pay? Many practices have closed down, other than for emergencies or essential treatment, due to government or regulatory directions. Employers are doing their best to look after their employees, as well as ensure there is a business for them to return to. During this time we have found that most …

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Shutdowns, Closures and Employees

What are your options? Many Practices are facing temporary closures as it becomes unsustainable to keep the practice staffed and operational during this time. If you are considering closing, shutting down or simply reducing staff hours, it is important to inform yourself of your options and legal obligations, before acting.  Employers are required to comply …

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Coronavirus and your Employees

What if your employee can’t make it to work due to suffering from, or being in quarantine from, the Coronavirus?  In this short article we explain your obligations. There are three ways employers can manage absences due to the Coronavirus.  First, if your employee presents a certificate from a medical practitioner that he/she is suffering from or …

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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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