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workplace relations

An employer’s guide to understanding leave entitlements, reducing excessive leave balances and managing long-term absences

Given the numerous lockdowns, restrictions and uncertainty faced by employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are finding themselves carrying the financial burden of increasing leave accrual - or, in a position where they are struggling to cover gaps due to long-term absences. Understanding leave entitlements and what an employer can and cannot do in this space is vital. The Victorian Chamber encourages businesses to act now to ensure responsibilities and obligations are understood.

29 September 2021

workplace relations

Make the most of the virtual environment, tackle workplace conflict head on

Working from home doesn’t mean workplace conflict is a thing of the past. In fact, statistics show it is on the rise. Managing conflict quickly and making the most of virtual tools will help reduce ongoing disputes and legal risks.

20 September 2021

workplace relations

‘Unfair and unexpected.’ FWC rules in favour of dismissed employee

The Fair Work Commission has found a childcare centre unfairly dismissed an employee when it casually sent the staff member a “notice of non-renewal” via email with no prior warning.

15 September 2021

workplace relations

How JobsBank continues to drive positive change and uphold a commitment to increasing employer inclusivity

Working to conquer ‘invisible barriers’ and the challenges faced by job seekers from diverse backgrounds, not-for-profit organisation JobsBank continues to successfully drive change and uphold a commitment to increasing employer inclusivity and fill workforce gaps.

Fast Five

10 September 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission finds unfairly dismissed employee can have their cake and eat it too

The Fair Work Commission has found an employee accused of stealing a cake was unfairly dismissed.

10 September 2021

workplace relations

Are you missing something? Free Employer Health Check can identify gaps in business compliance

The VCCI's new self-assessment tool will help you determine if you have sufficient knowledge and processes within key areas to ensure you understand your obligations.

07 September 2021

workplace relations

Top tips for managing poor employee performance

VCCI's Workplace Relations team is often called by businesses at the point of desperation. Here is a guide on how to prevent an unengaged workforce and dismissal related claims.

06 September 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission considers the difference between resignation and termination

Fair Work Commission finds a five-day break between resigning from a fixed-term position and working a casual shift was not a ‘break in service,’ opening a claim for unfair dismissal.

02 September 2021

member stories

Managing operations and staff mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

While we are constantly reminded of how ‘unprecedented’ the COVID-19 pandemic is for businesses to operate, Monkami has shown the vital role that business continuity plans still play.

Member Stories

31 August 2021

workplace relations

How business should react and respond to an unfair dismissal claim

Unfair dismissal claims are very common. While being proactive and taking legal advice before dismissing an employee is vital, it won't always prevent a claim from being lodged.

26 August 2021

workplace relations

Preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace

As highlighted in the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in the Workplace report, businesses need to act now to eliminate and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace.

23 August 2021

covid 19

COVID-19 vaccine policies for business: a guide for employers

As debate swells around the role the workplace plays in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, businesses have vastly more questions than answers. Here is everything you need to know.

18 August 2021

covid 19

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination survey: Victorian businesses have their say

The Victorian Chamber asked more than 1,500 businesses across all sectors, sizes and regions if mandatory COVID-19 vaccination should be enforced. Here are the results.

16 August 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission says drink-driving incident not grounds for train drivers’ dismissal

A business has been ordered by the Fair Work Commission to reinstate and compensate a long-standing train driver after dismissing him following an out-of-work drink-driving incident.

10 August 2021

workplace relations

Most common and avoidable mistakes made during workplace investigations

Accusations of wrongdoing are common in the workplace. Unfortunately, investigations by managers and HR professionals are bungled just as often.

09 August 2021

policy and advocacy

WorkPac vs Rossato: High Court overturns casual employment decision in historic win for employers

After years of litigation, the High Court of Australia has finally handed down a landmark decision, closing a pathway for casual employees to seek backpay for leave entitlements.

05 August 2021


workplace relations

An employer’s guide to understanding leave entitlements, reducing excessive leave balances and managing long-term absences

29 September 2021

workplace relations

Make the most of the virtual environment, tackle workplace conflict head on

20 September 2021

workplace relations

‘Unfair and unexpected.’ FWC rules in favour of dismissed employee

15 September 2021

workplace relations

How JobsBank continues to drive positive change and uphold a commitment to increasing employer inclusivity

Fast Five

10 September 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission finds unfairly dismissed employee can have their cake and eat it too

10 September 2021

workplace relations

Are you missing something? Free Employer Health Check can identify gaps in business compliance

07 September 2021

workplace relations

Top tips for managing poor employee performance

06 September 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission considers the difference between resignation and termination

02 September 2021

member stories

Managing operations and staff mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Member Stories

31 August 2021

workplace relations

How business should react and respond to an unfair dismissal claim

26 August 2021

workplace relations

Preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace

23 August 2021

covid 19

COVID-19 vaccine policies for business: a guide for employers

18 August 2021

covid 19

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination survey: Victorian businesses have their say

16 August 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission says drink-driving incident not grounds for train drivers’ dismissal

10 August 2021

workplace relations

Most common and avoidable mistakes made during workplace investigations

09 August 2021

policy and advocacy

WorkPac vs Rossato: High Court overturns casual employment decision in historic win for employers

05 August 2021