Constructive Dismissal

Constructive Dismissal

If an employer’s action or inaction makes the situation at work so intolerable for the employee that the employee resigns, it may be considered a constructive dismissal.  It can be subject to a personal grievance.

 

 

Stress in the Workplace

Stress in the Workplace

Workplace stress is not defined by law. It can be caused by a number of things, including: an unreasonable workload; lack of health and safety precautions against hazards; workplace bullying; workplace restructuring; a toxic work environment.  An employer must make sure, as reasonably possible, that health and safety risks in the workplace are identified and managed properly.  This includes workplace stress and fatigue.

 

 

Pay Increase for New Parents

Pay Increase for New Parents

From 1 July 2019, the maximum weekly rate of parental leave payments has increased from $564.38 per week to $585.80 per week before tax.  The minimum rate for self-employed persons increases to $177.00 per week, which is equal to 10 hours of adult the minimum wage. Government-funded paid parental leave is intended to support expectant and new parents during some of the first months of their babies’ lives.

 

 

Disciplinary Process, The Do’s and Don’ts

Disciplinary Process, The Do’s and Don’ts

Before undergoing a restructure it is important to seek legal advice. If you are considering restructuring and would like to talk to one of our employment specialists then please contact The Engine. To start, let’s understand what a disciplinary meeting is.  It is a tool that you can use to manage poor performance or bad behaviour and the purpose is to get change and move forward into a more constructive space.  It is what we call a formal process after you have firstly tried to address the issue in a more informal way.  Unfortunately, when informal chats have failed to get the result you want then you need to take more formal steps.