General HR & Legislation

Accessorial Liability – To resign or not to resign: that is the question, if you know you are involved in breaches of the Fair Work Act

“There is nothing wrong with sending the message that an employee should indeed resign if that is the only alternative to continuing to participate knowingly in illegal activity, ideally coupled with reporting the conduct … to the Fair Work Ombudsman”.

What rights do employers have to request further medical evidence from their employees?

When can employers lawfully direct an employee to provided further medical evidence is often one of the key questions when managing ill or injured employees. This is a difficult issue for employers to grapple with because, like many employment issues, the answer is – ‘it depends’.

HR law update – changes in legislation that employers must be aware of

ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – Julia discusses key changes that have occurred over the past six months, and identifies areas of legislative change in which employers should look out for in the near-future. Not only that, but Julia reminds us of the significant penalties for breaching particular laws and suggests the preventative steps employers can take to minimise risk.

3 important lessons in managing ill & injured employees where mental health issues are present

ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – In this insightful video, David Cross from Norton Rose Fulbright shares 3 important lessons to remember when faced with the difficulties of managing ill & injured employees where mental health issues are present. These lessons are crucial, given the vast legal issues at stake when mishandling ill & injured employees.