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Shutting down or staying open this Christmas - helpful information to get it right for 2021/22

Thursday 25th November 2021    

With Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably starting to think about shutting down your business operations over the Christmas and New Year period, or perhaps you’re heading into your busiest period of the year. Regardless of whether you’re shutting down or staying open, we’ve outlined some important information to consider during the 2021/22 festive season.

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Akyra’s Top 5 Tips for recruiting in a candidate short market

Monday 15th November 2021    

Over the past few months, one of the most common questions our team has been asked, is “how do we find good staff”? Job mobility rates in Australia are at the lowest since 1972. This means people aren’t moving jobs if they don’t have to. But what does this mean for employers?

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How to avoid the “silly” season HR disasters at the annual Christmas party

Monday 15th November 2021    

It’s called the silly season for a reason, and as employers, many of us know all too well just how “silly” the annual Christmas party can get. Mixing alcohol, and an informal atmosphere tends to increase the risk of employees being injured or behaving inappropriately.

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Inaugural Akyra Executive Lunch presents Mike Tristram, CEO of Trisco Foods

Thursday 4th November 2021    

Akyra Strategy and Development launched a brand-new initiative, the inaugural Akyra Executive Lunch, featuring s fireside chat with Mike Tristram, Chief Executive Officer of Trisco Foods.

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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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