Blog Articles

May 11, 2021

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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April 29, 2021

In this circular we discuss the importance of regulating who can give references for your Practice, as well as tips on recruitment and determining suitability of candidates for the role.Giving ReferencesIf you don’t have a written policy on giving references, you might later find out a co-worker gave a very favourable or even exaggerated reference for a

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April 9, 2021

This week saw changes to employment laws for casual employees.  We outline those changes below, to assist Practices to understand, comply, and utilise them. There is a general view that engaging employees casually gives Practices flexibility to access staff as and when needed, to suit the Practice’s needs. This flexibility is generally not possible with

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March 15, 2021

In this circular, we give a brief overview of employers’ legal obligations with respect to the mental health of their employees. In particular, we look at your liability for employees’ mental health; how to best manage them; and a decision on point. We also provide an update on recent changes to our contracts to further

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December 11, 2020

Employment law is rapidly evolving, and it is important to keep abreast of the changes to minimise risk.  In this article we update you on two changes impacting your Practice: new rules for calculating overtime rates for casuals, and importantly, the introduction of wage theft laws. New Casual Rates The Health Professionals and Support Services

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August 28, 2020

Personal LeaveThe entitlement to Personal (Sick) Leave has caused a lot of confusion over the last few years.  Permanent employees receive 10 days paid leave each year, but how is that calculated?  Following a recent High Court decision, we are now pleased to clarify the position. Originally paid leave was calculated based on ordinary hours worked. 

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