Don’t discriminate: What you need to know about discrimination and equal opportunity laws
Discrimination and equal opportunity laws apply in all parts of Australia, putting the onus on employers to make workplaces free of discrimination, including sexual harassment. How up to date are you on amendments made to the legislation last year? Here’s what every employer needs to know.
SMBs neglect travelling employees duty of care: study
Businesses are becoming complacent when it comes to their duty of care towards employees required to travel for work, a new study has found.
Line between work and life blurring further, report finds
Over half of employees are now mixing business with pleasure, with some 50 percent receiving work-related phone calls or emails outside of regular office hours, leading experts to urge businesses not to place added pressure on staff after business hours.
Expert tips for making sure your home workers are safe
Over three-quarters of a million Australian workers are now working from home at least two days each week and this number is continuing to grow. New legislative requirements mean you need to make sure they’re safe, more than ever.
Avoid a liability hangover from the office Christmas party
Employers should ensure staff have fun at the office Christmas party, but not at the expense of the business’ liability insurance. So here’s some tips for encouraging appropriate behaviour this festive season.
Employers failing to provide safe home working environments
Approximately 90 percent of local employees are working in unsafe environments, despite the fact employers have an obligation to provide a safe working environment whether at home or in the office.
Are you across new sex discrimination legislation?
Many business owners remain unsure of significant amendments made to the Sex Discrimination Act, which include broader implications around breastfeeding at work and that harassment can be committed by new technologies like mobiles and social media.
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