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Hiring to fill a parental leave spot? Part 3

Part 3 In Part 1 of this series we looked at having the discussion with the departing employee about their impending leave. Then, in Part 2 of this series we looked at what to ask candidates to assess their willingness to take on a replacement fixed-term role. Now, in Part … Continue reading

Hiring to fill a parental leave spot? Part 2

In Part 1 of this series we went through the questions (and information) that you need to obtain from the departing employee before embarking on obtaining the replacement employee. Now that you’re equipped with the knowledge to proceed with planning for their absence, it’s important to turn your mind to … Continue reading

Hiring to fill a parental leave spot? Part 1

Our top tips for making sure you don’t throw the baby out with the bath water! Part 1 First off – the discussion with your pregnant employee. Before you can even plan for the replacement employee, you first need to uncover a whole lot of information from your departing employee. … Continue reading

Flexible work arrangements – top tips for working through a request that you want to reject

An employee who’s been on unpaid parental leave is entitled to come back to the job they had before going on leave, even if another person is working in their role as a replacement. They also have the right to request flexible work arrangements, but there are some rules about … Continue reading

Casual employees and avoiding unfair dismissal claims

Casual workers can be covered by unfair dismissal laws under the Fair Work Act, if they are long-term casual workers who have an expectation of continued employment. The casual worker in question must have worked in the role for at least 6 months or more, be able to show they … Continue reading

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