COVID-19 school closures | Exploring employers’ options

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 7 April 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Homeworking | 5 ways to support staff from a distance

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 26 March 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Immigration overhaul | Details of points-based system revealed

Ever since Brexit became a reality, the question on most employers’ lips has been “how will leaving the EU impact my workforce?” Now, as the transition period plays out, the government has finally unveiled how it’s “Australian-style” points-based immigration system will work in practice. Get your FREE consultation With immigration one of the driving forces […]

Supporting vegan employees | Practical tips and legal considerations

Veganism is on the rise. With meat-free alternatives now occupying a much larger space on supermarket shelves, and a recent influx of fast food companies launching vegan options, there is an expectation for workplaces to follow suit. However, if you’re not vegan yourself, understanding how best to accommodate employees who are can be a bit […]

Dicing with disaster | Why near misses shouldn’t be overlooked

When you think of workplace safety, you probably think about accidents, injuries and fatalities. However, reporting and investigating near misses can be just as important as actual workplace accidents. You might be tempted to ignore near misses, but it’s vital that you don’t just brush them off. Just because it was a near miss this […]

Secret Santa | 3 ways to keep gift-giving fun, without unwrapping HR issues

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Love it or hate it, Secret Santa is something many workplaces participate in in the lead up to Christmas, as an opportunity for team bonding and a little lighthearted relief. But for employers and HR professionals, the thought of trusting employees to strike the right balance between fun and thoughtful and just straight-up inappropriate can […]

Managing work-related stress | How employers can meet their duty of care

A stressed-out workforce doesn’t do anybody any good. In fact, work-related stress has significant consequences both for employees and employers. Workplace stress can affect employees’ health, morale, work rate, attendance and working relationships. In turn, this will likely impact your organisation’s productivity, staff turnover and reputation. Get your FREE consultation Facts and figures According to […]

Health and safety duties | Why employees aren’t off the hook

Employers often assume that the duty for upholding health and safety lies solely with them. In reality, this isn’t the case. While the primary responsibility for health and safety falls on the employer, section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) places a number of important responsibilities on the shoulders of […]