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New Legislation - Family and Domestic Violence Leave

Posted by Kirsty Peters on Monday, August 6, 2018,

Effective 1 August 2018, all employees covered by modern awards will have access to a new form of leave to deal with family and domestic violence.  


The new entitlement is five days' unpaid leave, accessible where an employee: 


a) is experiencing family and domestic violence 

b) needs to do something to deal with the impact of the family and domestic violence, and 

c) it is impractical for the employee to do that thing outside his/her ordinary hours of work.


This could include making arrangemen...

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10 Tips to avoid an Unfair Dismissal claim

Posted by Kirsty Peters on Tuesday, May 8, 2012,

Freyens and Oslington found that the average cost to an employer for settlement prior to hearing (not including payout) was $9780. Where the dispute escalated to a hearing, the same paper found the average cost to the employer was $11,661. These values highlight the truly costly nature of the process, especially when compared with Fair Work Australia statistics that suggest 58 per cent of successfully settled claims awarded employees with less than $4000.

Here are my top 10 tips for avoiding a...
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