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Ask Ed: Can I fire an employee who turns up to work drunk?

Question: How do I go about assessing if an employee is under the influence of alcohol? I have a senior employee who has demonstrated a prob...

Ask Ed: What are my obligations to employees who work from home?

Question: I run a travel agency, and all of my staff are currently in-house, at desks. However, I would like to set up a home-based, mobile-...

For part time staff, what is their sick entitlement?

Personal leave forms part of the National Employment Standards (NES). As of 1 January 2010, the NES apply to all employees covered by the na...

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Hi Ed, I have a staff member that goes to Thailand on a regular basis for 2 weeks at a time. I have been told that while she is away she wo...

Ask Ed: Is it necessary to have registered work agreements for sales people in real estate?

Client Query Hi Ed - I'm wondering if it's necessary to have registered work agreements for sales people in real estate? Or do we, the ...

Ask Ed: How do I know if we should be paying our staff 17.5% annual leave loading?

I am really pleased we are addressing this question as this directly applies to employers across all industries, and determining the outcome...