Most employers and employees find it really hard to discuss wages and conditions with each other.  Employers often are paying as much as their business can afford and employees can feel like their bosses are not appreciating them and their wages reflect that.  One of...

https://youtu.be/wVapO4E71Ok Hi, welcome to Tips Tuesday. My name is Melanie Thorley, and I'm the Principal Solicitor at MJT Law. Today we're going to talk about whether your employer can direct you to take annual leave during a shutdown. You can see first of all, we've got...

The National Employment Standards or NES are the 10 minimum employment entitlements that have to be provided to all employees.  They are: maximum weekly hours – an employee can work a maximum of 38 ordinary hours in a week requests for flexible working arrangements –...

https://youtu.be/5WQW6QvSBBc Hi, welcome to Tips Tuesday. My name is Melanie Thorley, and I'm the principle solicitor at HKT Law. Today we're going to look at the small business fair dismissal code. Employers can't dismiss their employees in circumstances that are harsh, unjust, or unreasonable. What is...

https://youtu.be/B698sGDn_-4 Hi, welcome to Tips Tuesday. My name is Melanie Thorley, and I'm the principle solicitor at HKT Law. Today we're going to look at hairdressing. Okay, so we're going to put in here "hairdressing assist", and we're going to press enter. We're going to go...

Most of us know that long service leave (“LSL”) exists but very few of us really understand the rules that surround LSL.  LSL is a period of leave with pay much like your annual leave that is granted to employees in recognition of their long...

https://youtu.be/PIptJuKHfUc Hello everyone. My name is Melanie Thorley and I'm the principal solicitor at MJT Law. Today's tip is how to find your award. We're going to go to a Google page and put in find my award and press enter. You'll see here that there's...

The Case In a series of related cases the Federal Circuit Court held that employees who were made redundant during parental leave were not discriminated against.  In these cases, the employees were working for Service Youth Council Inc. (“SYC”) P as a marketing manager and Y...

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