A new mum who was severely bullied on her return to work has won a substantial payout after her employer failed to deal properly with her initial complaints. The Supreme Court of Queensland said her employer had been negligent and should have recognised the extent and severity of the bullying could have led to a psychological injury. Read more.
No staff member is productive 100 percent of the time. People step away from their desks to stretch their legs or they duck out to see if the parking inspector has left them a note, while some indulge in a full round of office hellos each morning. When are these non-work activities a problem? Read more.
People go into business predominantly for the benefit of their family and greater personal freedom and the core motivation for many is more around serving others and less about personal entitlement. So is it any wonder that many small business owners often slip and prioritise others to their personal and commercial detriment - and forget to pay themselves first? The result being business owners and directors seeing themselves as the funder and labour provider of last resort with low to no priority on the remuneration scale. Read more.
As an employer, one of your main obligations is to ensure Modern Awards are applied correctly throughout the workplace. Failure to do so could lead to you and your business being investigated and potentially fined. Read more.
Few things bring business to a halt more effectively than an employee under the influence - drugs, alcohol and work aren’t a healthy workplace cocktail! So, in your small business, we suggest you keep things clean from the very start and put in place set procedures and best practice to avoid incidents.