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  • Oct 13
    Businesses should be preparing for Australia’s new Mandatory Data Breach Notification Laws

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    High profile data breaches seem to hit the headlines on a very regular basis, especially in the US where mandatory notification has been in place for many years. Those laws will soon apply to Australian businesses who will be subject to data breach notification legislation that will require data...
  • Oct 13
    From the Chief Executive - 13 October 2017

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    Spring is now well underway, and along with it the full calendar of Melbourne’s impressive events also heats up considerably. Our visitor economy gets a welcome boost this time each year, ahead of the approaching peak season for tourism. But the future is more uncertain for Victorian...
  • Oct 13
    Businesses of over 40 employees should have 2 HR roles

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    Following the dismissal of an employee mistakenly thought to be in her probation period the Fair Work Commission (Commission) held businesses with over 40 employees are “large enough to warrant a HR Manager and a HR Officer” and it is “expected that such employees would have some...
  • Oct 13
    Supervisor’s text didn’t sack employee

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    The Fair Work Commission has upheld an employer’s jurisdictional objection finding an employee couldn’t proceed with his unfair dismissal claim as he voluntarily resigned. The employee claimed he was dismissed via his supervisor’s text asking him to clarify his employment status...
  • Oct 12
    WorkSafe Victoria convicted and fined a Geelong builder for repeated bullying of a teenage apprentice over a two year period

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    October is National Safe Work Month, and reminds us all to re-focus our commitment to building a safe and healthy workplace for all with events occurring all across Australia. This includes ensuring workplaces are safe not only in terms of physical safety but that mental health is also considered....

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