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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The failure of the workplace bullying regime: increasing costs and stress on all sides

The Fair Work Commission’s anti-bullying regime is a missed opportunity ripe for improvement. by Karl Rozenbergs
 

Monday, 25 May 2015

How not to respond when an employee announces their pregnancy: lessons for business

Business owners risk hefty legal penalties for ignoring their obligations to pregnant employees. Here are the key details from two recent legal decisions you need to be aware of. by Gella Rips
 

Friday, 20 February 2015

Working to plan: Why some workplace designs succeed and others are an expensive waste of time

There is an art and a science to workplace design; what makes a design successful is less about what researchers say and more about your business. by Marc Levin
 

Friday, 5 December 2014

Office design should focus on people, not just the work they do

With all the chatter about beautiful office design, it would be easy to assume workplaces have come a long way from the days of the cubicle farm. But recent research has shown this may not actually be the case. by Libby Sander
 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Escape from salmonella outbreak “nightmare” for small business owner

The owner of a family-owned business identified as the source of a salmonella bacteria outbreak says he has avoided a “nightmare” by having the correct procedures in place. by Eloise Keating
 

Monday, 4 August 2014

Small business owners: It’s time to talk about mental health

Mental health costs Australian businesses an estimated $10.9 billion annually. But the cost isn’t just an economic one. by Broede Carmody
 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Sole traders three times more likely to die at work: Report

Sole traders and self-employed workers are three times more likely than employees to die in a workplace accident, according to shocking statistics from Safe Work Australia. by Andrew Sadauskas
 

Friday, 18 July 2014

Not so fresh: story of Subway employee made to work while vomiting, then fired, spreads virally

A Texan Subway worker has alleged she was made to work while suffering from a severe stomach bug and was then fired during her shift. by Kirsten Robb
 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

NSW WorkCover premiums set to drop in SME-friendly budget, with Victoria to follow suit

Small businesses in New South Wales are set to pay less for workplace insurance, after Treasurer Andrew Constance announced a reduction in WorkCover premiums in yesterday’s budget. by Eloise Keating
 
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