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11Jun 2019

These are EMA’s pick of the most interesting and relevant cases reported in the last month.  Please note that these are summaries only, and should not be relied upon in place of the full judgment.  If you would like clarification on any of the judgments, or wish to know how a particular case may apply […]

04Jun 2019

These are EMA’s pick of the most interesting and relevant cases reported in the last month. Please note that these are summaries only, and should not be relied upon in place of the full judgment. If you would like clarification on any of the judgments, or wish to know how a particular case may apply […]

17Apr 2019

These are EMA’s pick of the most interesting and relevant cases reported in the last two months. Please note that these are summaries only, and should not be relied upon in place of the full judgment. If you would like clarification on any of the judgments, or wish to know how a particular case may […]

25Feb 2019

STATISTICS DON’T LIE Since 2010, the rate of absenteeism in Australia has risen by 7%, while as much as 5% of the Australian workforce calls in sick on any given day. On average, Australian employees take 8.8 unscheduled days off per year with over 90 million working days being lost through unexpected absences. However, the real killer […]

07Feb 2019

How well are your systems and processes documented? As regulatory burdens, and competition for attracting and retaining quality employees increase, it’s hard for employers to maintain effective and compliant people and safety processes. The above chart shows employer success rates at arbitration for unfair dismissal applications are declining – this is concerning especially considering these […]

21Jan 2019

EMA Consulting are aware that a number of clients that we work with have been contacted by businesses offering employee relations support packages, including Employsure.  If you are considering an employment relations package from a service provider, we recommend that you exercise due diligence in relation to them all, particularly the IR expertise and experience […]

14Jan 2019

The Federal Circuit Court has handed down its decision on the penalty to Workpac for failing to give its employee—Mr Paul Skene—annual leave, because he was engaged as a ‘casual employee’. We have outlined the details of this case in a previous EMA note. In summary, an employee engaged as a ‘casual’ employee was entitled to […]

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