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’.