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Controversial decision on sick leave may leave employers exposed to back pay

Article By: Sarah Cappello Cappello Rowe Lawyers Sydney Recently the Federal Court handed down a decision about sick leave that has the potential to leave many businesses exposed. The controversial decision, handed down on 21 August 2019, confirms that all employees, including part time employees, are entitled to a full…

How Griffith University data scientist Bela Stantic predicted the Coalition’s surprise election win

Article By: Gavin Fernando www.News.com.au A data scientist who predicted against the odds that the Coalition would win the election has explained how the opinion polls got it so wrong. It was supposed to be the Labor Party’s “unlosable” election. The opinion polls consistently predicted Bill Shorten would win on…

What’s in store for business under a Liberal government?

Article By: ADAM ZUCHETTI www.mybusiness.com.au After a drawn-out campaign, Australia finally knows who is in government for the next three years. Take a look at what that now means for the business community. The Liberal/Nationals Coalition has held onto power for another three years. The government made a number of…

WHS Due Diligence – Why Work Health and Safety is Essential for Businesses?

Every year across Australian workplaces there are 190 fatalities and close to 150,000 work related injuries. These statistics shine a light on Australian industries and show that workplace deaths aren’t just a workplace issue – but a community issue.  We are seeing family members who do not go home to…

The Perils of the Work Christmas Party

BIGGEST FAILS OF THE WORK CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR STAFF MEMBERS The work Christmas party offers a great opportunity to celebrate the end of a long hard year of working together. They can be great for staff morale, bonding and celebrations and offer a relaxed informal setting to socialize with colleagues…