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    Social media in the workplace: think twice before you post

    By Philip van den Heever on Oct 25, 2019 3:47:38 PM

    Events in the past few months have drawn attention to the role of social media in our workplace. The Israel Folau case has again raised important questions such as: ‘to what extend can employees be disciplined and held accountable for comments made on social media sites?’ or ‘where is the line drawn between comments made in ‘personal time’ and comments made ‘in the workplace’?’ or  ‘when is something written under the disguise of ‘personal opinion’ or ‘freedom of speech’  in reality bullying and harassment, slander or defamation?’ 

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    MasterChef or MasterCrook?

    By Philip van den Heever on Jul 24, 2019 3:31:56 PM

    George Calombaris, celebrity chef and famous judge on MasterChef Australia, through his Company, Made Establishment, has been found to have underpaid more than 500 staff to the tune of $7.8 million. Last week, under a court-enforceable undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman, the embattled chef and his company is required to pay $200,000.00 as a ‘contrition payment’. George has blamed ‘error’ in systems and processes.  

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    5 Essential Tips to Start a Business With Your Friend

    By Philip van den Heever on Jun 19, 2019 10:03:20 AM

    Sitting around a barbie and reminiscing about your childhood adventures together, are the type of things friends do. Friends are friends because of shared passions, shared interests and shared histories.

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    Government moves to bring fairness to the Fair Work Act

    By Philip van den Heever on Dec 20, 2018 8:59:00 AM

    The Morrison Government has announced that it intends to amend the Fair Work Act to protect employers from casual employees ‘double-dipping’: where long-term casual employees are deemed to be ‘permanent employees’ for purposes of leave entitlements.

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    7 Practical Ways to Have a Seamless Work Christmas Party

    By Philip van den Heever on Nov 26, 2018 8:30:00 AM

    It is the silly season again! Workplaces are gearing up for Christmas and other End of Year functions. These functions are a great way to reward employees for another year that is now done and dusted. It is usually a very festive occasion but often functions such as these can lead to inappropriate and unwanted behaviour.

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