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    Resignation Notice

    Notice requirement for award covered employees is based on the Fair Work Act minimum notice period - ie dependent on the years of service. An employee is required to give that notice:
    Less than...
  2. Thread: Racial joke

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    Probably not - you'd have to look outside of the...

    Probably not - you'd have to look outside of the Fair Work Act. What is fact though, under the FW Act, is unless there has been serious fraud, assault or worse, generally FW would not consider it...
  3. Thread: Racial joke

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    Agree with Moz. Dismiss and you will surely have...

    Agree with Moz. Dismiss and you will surely have an unfair dismissal on your hands and undoubtedly you will lose! In this (my view) ridiculous age of political correctness gone made, it is...
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    Actually, it is not uncommon for employers who...

    Actually, it is not uncommon for employers who have out of date employment contracts to update them to reflect the Fair Work Act and the NES and, possibly, include other clauses related to policies...
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    You are absolutely correct, you do not want to...

    You are absolutely correct, you do not want to guarantee/promise something you may not be able to deliver on. In fact I'd go further.. these days there are no guarantees about anything in the...
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    1) Employment contract - make sure it is...

    1) Employment contract - make sure it is compliant. Must include, job title, to whom reporting, location, start date. Pay rate/Salary, which award covers the job and reference to the NES; and...
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    Police Reports may not be worth the money quite...

    Police Reports may not be worth the money quite frankly. For jobs in security or finance (including Payroll), they are a good idea. No law says you have to do them and besides, harder these days...
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    Agree with Job Media. In my corporate life, I...

    Agree with Job Media. In my corporate life, I always gave the junior (least experience so usually young but might have a TAFE or undergraduate degree) on my team, the title of HR Coordinator because...
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    I don't consider HR has a place in performance...

    I don't consider HR has a place in performance review meetings at all - they should be between the Manager and the Employee. Certainly where you have newish Managers (and many older managers...
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    It's about educating your Managers/Team Leaders...

    It's about educating your Managers/Team Leaders to plan the work properly. If this done in an ideal world, there should be no or less need for anyone to work additional hours. Often there are two...
  11. Thread: Support Persons

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    A support person is just that. They don't speak...

    A support person is just that. They don't speak or act for the employee, are there merely to hold the hand (figuratively) of the employee ie be a support for them in the meeting. It can be anyone. ...
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    Greg has covered this... just be sure you always...

    Greg has covered this... just be sure you always have a witness in meetings and that person can be assigned to take notes of what is said in the meeting. You should keep good written records of all...
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    1) Confirm with your employer just what your...

    1) Confirm with your employer just what your start time each day is. If in fact it is 9am, then have the leave adjusted. Why does the system have 8:30 when it is 9am in reality - if that...
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    Fair Work Australia have a most comprehensive...

    Fair Work Australia have a most comprehensive website - I suggest you check it out. You can simply input topic into your search engine and Fair Work will come up at least once - then you just follow...
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    I think key is why are the additional hours...

    I think key is why are the additional hours required? Are they because more wigits are required suddenly so it's all hands on deck to do it - that means overtime. OR some other last minute...
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    Thanks for that. In WA, an employee resigning...

    Thanks for that. In WA, an employee resigning who has at least 7 yrs of continuous service is paid out pro rata LSL. For an employee who is rehired within two months of termination date, then...
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    Excellent advice but respondents are basically in...

    Excellent advice but respondents are basically in the dark. WHAT STATE OR TERRITORY IN AUSTRALIA does the employee work??
    LSL in Australia is governed by individual state/territory legislation, it...
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    Yes. If a full time job, then max ordinary hours...

    Yes. If a full time job, then max ordinary hours are 38. However, if the hours are less than 38 p.w., then the role is part time. Be mindful however that with a part time role, the employment...
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    Not sure I 'get' this question. But following...

    Not sure I 'get' this question. But following above response, yes, 38 is max hours and all awards are explicit and provide good info on this. What often gets lost in the mix is wages employees are...
  20. Thread: Overtime

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    Great Moz, looks like you have answered the...

    Great Moz, looks like you have answered the original question posed by Bullswool re teachers. Am sure he will be most grateful.
    Tiger
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    Looks like this topic has strayed from the...

    Looks like this topic has strayed from the point.... many views.... many scenarios.... much detail in each and that is the reality of work I'm afraid. As far as guessing/forecasting additional hours...
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    The State or Territory Long Service Leave...

    The State or Territory Long Service Leave legislation applies where the employee(s) actually works. Location of a head office or residence of an individual has nothing to do with it. Where an...
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    No you will not receive any joy on this topic...

    No you will not receive any joy on this topic from Fair Work because, as Greg has stated, LSL is governed by the respective state and territory legislation in Australia
    Following on from Greg's...
  24. Thread: Overtime

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    You should check your relevant industrial...

    You should check your relevant industrial instrument. There is an alphabetical listing of the Modern Awards which cover Australia nationally on the Fair Work website with a couple of different...
  25. Thread: Overtime

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    Not sure what you mean by 'threshold' but for all...

    Not sure what you mean by 'threshold' but for all award covered employees, overtime is as dictated by the particular award - note the number of initial hours at time and a half does vary from award...
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