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workplace relations

Five tips to help you prepare for, respond to and manage the ‘Great Resignation’

There has been a substantial increase in staff turnover around the world as restrictions ease and employees have been able to return to the workplace. Here are some simple tips to help ensure your business can adapt and tackle the great resignation head on.

01 December 2021

workplace relations

Putting wage underpayments and the FWO approach under the microscope

As many businesses continue to grapple with the complex laws around wages, mistakes can easily be made and quickly add up to substantial underpayments.

29 November 2021

workplace relations

Unlawfully stood down worker loses compensation battle

The Fair Work Commission has refused to award compensation to a hotel worker who would not agree to a temporary reduction in hours, despite finding that she was unlawfully stood down. The Commission maintained she failed to “share the burden of the pandemic.”

24 November 2021

workplace relations

FWC finds company’s working arrangement “exceptionally flexible and considerate” after worker dismissal

The Fair Work Commission has confirmed a company’s rejected request for an employee to return to full-time hours was consistent with the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code and did not warrant an unfair dismissal.

19 November 2021

policy and advocacy

Help shape the future of gender equality in the workplace

The Victorian Chamber is delighted to extend an invitation to our members and clients to participate in a design workshop to help identify innovative and practical education approaches to improve equality in the workplace.

17 November 2021

workplace relations

What to consider when using rapid antigen testing in the workplace

We know business and workers need to do their bit to manage and slow the spread of COVID-19. Every business should: have a COVIDSafe plan; provide hand sanitiser; regularly clean high-touch surfaces; comply with rules regarding vaccination; ensure staff wear face masks where required; and use QR codes. In addition, some businesses must conduct COVID-19 surveillance tests and some are recommended to implement a testing scheme.

16 November 2021

workplace relations

Enterprise bargaining; don’t dive in headfirst!

Enterprise bargaining can be an intimidating and tiring task. Make sure you invest time in planning and developing your bargaining strategy before you begin the process.

09 November 2021