Adrienne Unkovich

Adrienne Unkovich

Adrienne Unkovich

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Adrienne Unkovich, Founder and Managing Director of Workforce Guardian, has over 20 years’ experience working in the online and human resource sectors - specifically designing new innovative solutions for business. In 1998, with a team of HR and web experts, she launched Workforce Guardian as an employment relations support service for employers. With a comprehensive range of practical HR tools, HR processes, policies and documents, the cloud-based service has grown to become Australia’s leading online employment relations service specifically designed for small and medium businesses. Since its launch, Adrienne has worked closely with employers providing practical know-how and skills to cut through the complexity of Australian employment law. She holds regular educational webinars on understanding and applying the Fair Work Act for business owners and managers. Adrienne is a regular media commentator and blogger on HR and employment relations.

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New HR challenges for the second half

With the new financial year now well underway, a number of important HR and employment relations changes that came into effect on 1 July should be on your radar.

Your new role as Paid Parental Leave paymaster

The nationally funded Paid Parental Leave scheme was brought in at the start of the year. But did you know that as of 1 July, you’ll be responsible for administering the scheme in your business?

Year end employment relations housekeeping

Adrienne Unkovich of Workforce Guardian blogs about the top 5 things you should be doing to meet your employer obligations in the lead up to EOFY.

“The Fair Work Ombudsman’s office makes no secret of its continuous education program and on-site inspections. However a visit from a Fair Work Inspector is rarely good news for any business.”

7-Eleven franchisee pays penalty for exploitation

Adrienne Unkovich of Workforce Guardian blogs about 7-Eleven and the franchise ordered to pay $150,000 in penalties.

“The employer’s conduct was described as a “systematic and significant exploitation of highly vulnerable workers”. And this from a company that is recognised for best practice in business franchising!”

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