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Queensland IR Bill Passes: What you need to know

Employment & Industrial Relations, Government, Human Resources & Relationships
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

On December 1st 2016, the Industrial Relations Bill 2016 was passed in the Queensland Parliament with major implications for public sector employers and certain changes for private sector employers in Queensland. Easter Sunday to be a Public Holiday in Queensland … read more

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Suspension From Work

Government
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

The Public Service Act, 2009 (the Act) provides for two circumstances under which suspension from work is permissible. The most common usage of suspension is in the context of disciplinary action. Historically, suspension was not an uncommon element of the … read more

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Workplace Investigations – Do I really need an expert?

Employment & Industrial Relations, Government
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

Employee A alleges she is bullied by Employee B. Employee B asserts it is all in her [Employee A’s] head, Employee C says he saw and heard “stuff” but would rather stay out of it and Employee D says, ask … read more

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Taking Control of Workers Compensation

Employment & Industrial Relations, Government
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

As budgets shrink and we are all asked to do more with less, workers compensation savings are not always front of mind.  The cost of workers compensation is often seen as being outside of our control – but in my … read more

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Managing employee health issues, is it just too hard?

Employment & Industrial Relations, Government
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

There is no doubt that managing employees with health issues can be difficult. In the public sector there is an additional layer of complexity and often confusion which arises from the specific provisions in Part 7 of the Public Service … read more

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