Changes to work arrangements – who’s to blame?

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Written by Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal In a recent application for relief from unfair dismissal, Commissioner Cribb considered circumstances where an employee requested changes to her working arrangements, and then resigned her employment when the employer was unable to accommodate those changes. The employee argued that she was forced to resign her […]

Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays and trading hours

The NRA has compiled a fact sheet on the public holidays and trading hour restrictions for each State and Territory over this year’s Easter and ANZAC Day period. Are you aware of what public holiday entitlements apply to your employees? Are your employees obligated to work on public holidays? Do you know what you must pay […]

Millennials and work perks

Millennials are the tech generation. They are the movement of young start-ups who expect more from employers than generations before them. Although the colourful offices of Google with sleeping pods, massage rooms and free gourmet food may be the extreme end of the company perk spectrum, the tech giant is on to something. In order […]

Message from the CEO: 16 May 2016

More than a quarter of employed young people aged 15 – 24 work in retail, so the announcement of the youth jobs PaTH program in the budget should provide some encouragement for employees to actively engage young people into work. However, there has been some controversy surrounding the program, and it is disappointing to see […]

Get Healthy at Work

Get Healthy at Work is a free NSW Government service that aims to improve the health of working adults.  The service focuses on: healthy weight physical activity healthy eating active travel smoking harmful alcohol use Get healthy at work assists with creating healthier working environments by: addressing individual behavioural and workplace factors contributing to poor […]