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March 30, 20200

With School holidays already upon us in some States and Territories, we're considering the options for parents with children at home that may be impacted by the effects of COVID-19.  Employees have access to various leave entitlements and all permanent employees do have access to paid personal/carer’s leave when caring for a family member or member of their household when they require care or support because of a personal illness or unexpected emergency.

March 27, 20200

This resource has been updated on 9 April 2020 to include changes introduced by the Government in relation to the JobKeeper payment, as well as by the Fair Work Commission with respect to pandemic leave and taking twice the amount of annual leave on half pay. Looking at all options to help protect your culture through this pandemic. Read on as we explore your immediate options during COVID-19.

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December 10, 20190

The Full Federal Court of Australia handed down a decision on 21 August 2019 that dealt with the accumulation of Personal/Carer’s leave (also known as Sick Leave). Full-time and part-time employees are now eligible for 10 working days of paid Personal/Carer’s leave for each year of service. This means that the annual amount of Personal/Carer’s leave received by part-time employees is no longer pro-rated based on ordinary hours worked.

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January 2, 20190

For almost two decades the competency-based interviews testing individuals’ skills and capabilities to handle certain workplace situations have been the norm in most organisations when recruiting new talent and still to this day it remains dominant. General interest in hiring based on attitude and behaviour and teaching technical skills on the job are creating a shift in thinking. But why is attitude and behaviour arguably more beneficial than skill?