Tag: Sick leave

We aim to share short, informative posts on current developments and ideas in the HR space that are of practical use to employers and employees alike!

The Essential HR Team wants to make sure you always know what is happening in the world of human resources. Here we provide you with latest news and updates from Essential HR, as we identify them.  This includes our own analyses, summaries of key legal developments month by month, and useful tips for your organisation.


Essential HR Update

Essential HR Update - Tuesday 25th May 2021 Well, we now have the first law change for the year, so this Update is focused on managing sick leave in the changed environment.…

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Essential HR Update

The things you need to know about staff travelling to Australia as well as Vaccinations. Also, lets get prepared for the increased sick leave coming and make sure any change processes are getting done right...

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Covid-19 - A Reprise

Covid-19 - the things you need to know. Plus, WE ARE MOVING! Along with other things you need to know.

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Christmas Close-Down and Other Legal Updates

Tips for planning your Christmas close-down (or for staying open), Essential HR's availability and the legal updates you need to know!

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Changes we should expect to see from the new GovernmentNew Blog Post

As the new Government settles in, here are some things you can expect from them and the impact it will likely have on you and your business.

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Leave Management

Are you on top of of what leave your staff are or are not taking? Are they accruing large leave balances or taking a lot of sick leave? Read on for tips on how to manage this... 

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Should you go to work when sick?

Why do some people still go to work while they are sick, even if they risk spreading their germs and making others sick? The answer may be obvious if the sick leave would be unpaid; but you can do things to help your team to avoid this practice.

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Making GP’s your allies

How often is a medical certificate too vague, or a workplace assessment too general to be helpful?  How often have you heard excuses for no medical certificate? We have a relationship with a medical centre that makes these things positive.

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Are sick employees giving you a headache?

Are you at your wit's end with sick employees? You aren't alone. Here is a recap of what steps you can take when dealing with the forever errant or sickly employee.

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Medical Terminations - when is enough, enough?

When is enough, enough? When can you dismiss for medical inability? Generally, if you have been trying all you can to get the person back to work for a reasonable time and there remains no assurance that they can.  But there are steps that must be followed.

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Keeping You Posted

12 October 2021

Covid-19, Vaccinations and Other Legislation Updates

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1 September 2021

Covid-19 – Applying for a Wage Subsidy – Deadline Thursday 2nd Sept

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30 August 2021

Covid-19 – Preparing for Level 3

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