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Unpaid Trial Periods – are they legal?

Unpaid trials are agreed upon by the employer and prospective employee for the purposes of determining the candidate’s suitability and adequacy for the vacant position.

With certain unpaid trial arrangements, it is legal to not pay the person for their work. On other occasions, it may be deemed legally necessary to pay the person for the work completed.

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Teams! Why do some teams outperform others?

Is the nature of building great teams an exact science or is it art? Thousands of books on the topic document that it may be art rather than science due to the large amount of variables that exist from team to team. However, recent scientific research has shown that the characteristics of high performing teams, regardless of variables, may in fact be universal.

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Sham Contracting - Building Company found guilty

The Fair Work Commission will be issuing civil penalties against a building company and its director after dismissing an employee for the purposes of re employing the worker as a subcontractor.

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Frequently Asked Questions – Periods of Notice & Final Pay

In what ways can notice of termination by given to an employee?

To end an employee’s employment, an employer must provide written notice of their last day of employment. An employer can give the written notice in the following ways;

Delivering it personallyLeaving it at the employees last known addressSending it by prepaid post to the employees last known address

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