Author Archives: Cheryl-Anne Laird
May 15, 2018
The concept of natural justice is a very old one. It, like Captain Cook, travelled to our shores over 200 years ago and yet in 2018 it is still often a misunderstood concept. This should not surprise me as “natural … read moreComments Off on Natural Justice – a weapon or a protection?
February 22, 2018
Section 319 of the Fair Work Act, 2009 (the Act) allows for an application to be made to apply the Enterprise Agreement of the old employer to new employees following a transfer of employment. The normal scheme of the Act, … read moreComments Off on FWC decides first arbitrated case under Section 319
February 13, 2018
Welcome to 2018, it is my hope that everyone had a wonderful festive season. Many people find the festive season a bit of a challenge and become annoyed at a plethora of different things. Although I don’t want to start … read moreComments Off on What cheesed me off over the festive period?
December 8, 2017
In my last blog I explored the issue of managing emotional responses from interviewees in investigations. Hopefully it provided you with some useful information to make life a little easier when you find yourself interviewing in such circumstances. But, even with … read moreComments Off on Can you be the investigator and the hero?
November 2, 2017
In my last blog I looked at some learnings from the international conference of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) that I had the pleasure of speaking at in Los Angeles in early October. One of those learnings was that … read moreComments Off on We are not alone – investigations can take a toll on all parties.
October 23, 2017
I recently attended the AWI conference in Los Angeles. Attendees at the conference were primarily from the United States (U.S.), with a few from Canada and a smaller contingent from Australia. I was a member of an international panel looking … read moreComments Off on International learnings from the Association for Workplace Investigators (AWI) conference
October 15, 2017
Livingstones are proud to have been selected as Finalist in the Australian Psychology Society (APS) Workplace Excellence Awards in partnership with the DSITI for their IT Graduate Development Program. Livingstones worked with the Queensland Government Chief Information Office (QGCIO) to … read moreComments Off on Finalist in the 2017 APS Workplace Excellence Awards
August 24, 2017
The Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators (AAWI) is launching the Queensland Branch of the Association on 13 September 2017. The AWWI has been running in Australia since 2016 and is now expanding to Queensland. The professional association will provide its … read moreComments Off on Launch of the Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators in QLD
June 14, 2017
As I have said before, there are many complex reasons why people become homeless; however having mental health issues is one of the major contributing reasons. It is not always the mental health condition itself that leads to the homelessness, … read moreComments Off on Why we must tackle mental health issues to tackle homelessness