Up until 1975, employers could take almost anything into consideration when recruiting staff. But the Commonwealth Racial Discrimination Act – passed by the Whitlam Government – started a legislative trend towards protecting a variety of people from employment discrimination. And that means there are now some things you just can’t discuss when you’re making a decision about who to hire.
“Higher absenteeism, lower productivity, higher staff turnover… as well as reputational damage”. They’re just a few of the issues arising from an alarming amount of workplace discrimination uncovered by the Australian Human Rights Commission related to pregnancy, parental leave or returning to work from leave. Fortunately, there’s a fantastic new website to address these very issues.
– Sponsored Content – As a not-for-profit organisation, it’s good practice to conduct a work health and safety (WHS) audit on a regular basis to ensure your organisation is meeting its duty of care to all your workers, and this includes volunteers. It’s important to apply a systematic approach to managing your WHS obligations for […]
Can you imagine a volunteer launching a $100,000 legal action against your organisation for unpaid wages? Can you say with certainty that your organisation’s policies and procedures would protect you from a such an action from a volunteer or contractor? This week, Liz Morgan, Senior Lawyer and Trainer with NFP Law shares some tips on […]
A new Not-For-Profit Law Information Hub from Justice Connect could help you to better manage your staff and volunteers leaving you more time to work with your community. The Information Hub includes a range of fantastic tools to help NSW and Victorian charities fulfil their legal obligations, including factsheets on managing paid staff and volunteers. […]