Reference checking: is it a waste of time?

Is reference checking a waste of time? I have recently had a number of clients ask this question in regard to recruitment of new talent while running recruitment services for them. It’s usually followed by a statement such as “surely candidates are always going to provide a referee who will only say good things about… Read more »

Redundancy entitlements

Q: I no longer need one of my team members. What do I have to pay in the case of a redundancy? A: Information relating to employer redundancy obligations starts at Section 117 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act). Basically, employers must provide an employee whose position is being made redundant notice of the… Read more »

A costly dismissal

My staff member has raised a number of questions about his work conditions. It’s quite annoying and taking up too much of my time. Can I dismiss him? A recent case from the Fair Work Ombudsman highlights the risk of terminating an employee under these circumstances. In this case, a Gold Coast security company owner… Read more »