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About Tim Davey

Tim is a highly experienced human resources and industrial relations practitioner with a track record of achieving successful business outcomes. He is an exceptional problem solver with strong analytical skills and the ability to pragmatically resolve complex issues within policy, process, service delivery and governance frameworks.

Two Jobs, One Boss – What could go wrong?

Employment & Industrial Relations
Posted on by Tim Davey

In a recent decision of the Federal Court, the court dismissed an appeal by a worker claiming overtime, rest relief penalties and meal allowances resulting from the worker’s two part-time jobs with the one employer. In appealing a decision of … read more

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Employee Records – Are you at risk?

Employment & Industrial Relations
Posted on by Tim Davey

A recent media release from the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) serves to remind employers that the stakes are now much higher in terms of ensuring compliance with the record keeping requirements of the Fair Work Act (the Act). The FWO … read more

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Avoiding Unnecessary Complaints – Being the ‘Grown Up’ at Work

Human Resources & Relationships
Posted on by Tim Davey

Wearing the hat of an external Workplace Investigator I often find myself thinking, “Oh dear, why do such otherwise dedicated people put themselves in this situation.” Of course, it is easy for me to think this as I am sitting … read more

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Enterprise Bargaining – The Devil is in the Detail

Employment & Industrial Relations
Posted on by Tim Davey

I recently had cause to become involved in an enterprise bargaining matter.  I say ‘bargaining’, but to be honest, there was not much bargaining involved.  A more accurate reflection of the process was that the union offered the employer a … read more

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The Value of Workplace Grievances and Investigations

Human Resources & Relationships
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I was talking to a friend recently regarding the merits of workplace grievances.  I was recounting the tale of an employee, let’s call him Peter, who was dismissed from employment on the basis of a mutual loss of trust and … read more

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