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Let’s not drink to that – termination valid for drunk employee at Christmas party

By Lewis Holdway / August 30, 2018 /

The recent case of Vai v Aldi Stores is a warning to employees that after-hours misbehaviour can lead to termination of employment.  In this case, Vai threw a glass of beer over the heads of colleagues at a staff Christmas party. This incident occurred after the employee had been counselled by managers to settle down…

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Parental Leave – Pay it or else

By Lewis Holdway / August 16, 2018 /

The decision of FWO v Noorpreet Pty Ltd is a decision that should put all employers on alert in relation to paid parental leave. The case was a prosecution undertaken by the Fair Work Ombudsman after an employer failed to pay an employee her government parental leave entitlements for more then five months. The employer…

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Fired for using Facebook after hours: It's possible.

By Lewis Holdway / March 8, 2018 /

A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission has confirmed a proactive employer’s approach to investigating an out of hours incident involving an employee, social media and inappropriate material. In the decision Cowell v Sydney International Container Terminals Pty Ltd [2018] FWC 174, the Commission allowed an employee’s sacking for misconduct even though the employer…

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How to effectively manage the performance of your employee

By Lewis Holdway / December 18, 2017 /

Once you’ve got employees, at some point you might be forced to address underperformance of an employee. It’s important to consider what outcome you are trying to achieve. It’s also important to conduct the process with a view to avoiding an unfair dismissal claim should the process result in termination of the employee. Your Employment…

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Solutions for your Workplace Issues

By Lewis Holdway / September 1, 2017 /

At Lewis Holdway Lawyers, we understand that your employees are both your biggest asset and your biggest cost. We know that you might worry about how to:  Keep your staff Keep them accountable Manage them Deal with workplace bullying Terminate/dismiss them Protect your business Avoid an unfair dismissal claim Manage an unfair dismissal claim If…

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