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6 key questions and workplace behaviours

Tuesday 26th October 2021    

Community intolerance and increased attention from legislators have thrust workplace behaviours that are bullying, discriminatory and harassment to top of the hit parade as an important issue for employers. Read on for the 6 key questions and workplace behaviours clients frequently ask Akyra.

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Post-employment restraints of trade are enforceable

Tuesday 19th October 2021    

Well-drafted restraint of trade clauses in employment agreements are the only way employers can prevent former staff poaching their clients and staff.

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Termination email can be challenged as unfair dismissal.

Monday 11th October 2021    

In a decision announced in September 2021, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) accepted the unfair dismissal claim of an employee who exhibited “violent behaviour” in a conduct meeting because he claims he didn’t realise he’d been dismissed; allowing him to file the unfair dismissal claim outside the usual 21-day period.

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Employee unauthorised absences – what can you do!

Monday 27th September 2021    

With numerous public holidays looming in the coming months and the Christmas holiday season fast approaching; many businesses may be faced with employees taking unauthorised absences the day before or after a public holiday. Akyra’s clients often ask what they can do if an employee takes unauthorised absences the day before or after a public holiday.

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Did you know… Paying ‘over award’ does not exclude other award entitlements.

Wednesday 25th August 2021    

Many businesses believe that paying an employee above-award rates will satisfy the requirements of any Modern Award that applies.

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Top 3 priorities to comply with Fair Work changes to casual employment by 27 September.

Thursday 19th August 2021    

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) brought in changes relating to casual employment which came into effect on 27 March 2021 and must be complied with by 27 September 2021, where your business employees more than 15 people.

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Work from home… Top 3 questions employers ask.

Monday 9th August 2021    

Work fom homevis not a new concept but has been forced on many of our businesses and tested the flexibility of workplaces to accommodate WFH needs and productivity. Most Akyra clients have grappled with the questions and issues below.

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Mental health risks in your business

Monday 2nd August 2021    

It’s now well-recognised that work can be harmful to your mental health – stress, anxiety and depression loom large in public discourse. But while it’s easy to accept this is a workplace health and safety issue, it’s another thing altogether to identify specific risks and take effective action to prevent these types of problems from occurring.

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