“You need to be conscious of this [AMWU v Donau Pty Ltd  FWCFB 3075] decision when terminating the employment of any permanent employee who has had a period of continuous, regular and systematic casual service – especially in redundancy programs,” writes the Minter Ellison team. Read more about its impacts.
In this article we gain some case study insights from Consultant, Michael Minns on the topic of absenteeism. He also reminds HR and management teams that analysing your current workplace absenteeism is a good place to start when looking to manage this complex and multifaceted phenomena.
When engaging a new employee it is important to “establish a system that will put the business in the best possible position to secure the right person for the job”. Legal issues to consider: employers need to be frank with candidates regarding the nature, terms and conditions of employment and that they do not fall foul of anti-discrimination laws.