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Recruitment trends to look out for in 2018 - Bowen Eldridge Recruitment

Easy access to the internet makes information readily available at any time and therefore there is more competition than ever when it comes to recruiters attracting the right employees to their business. McDonald Murholme Senior Associate Bianca Mazzarella, comments on the up and coming recruitment trends that are predicted to boom in 2018. Recruitment trends

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IS YOUR MANAGEMENT STYLE IN QUESTION? - This Woman Can

Women who hold a position of power within a company are perceived very differently to men who hold similar positions. While women don’t get credited for being strong or robust, they usually face critical slurs such as being overbearing and emotional. McDonald Murholme Senior Associate Bianca Mazzarella explores industry stereotypes and the need for employers

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The new normal, tattoos in the office - Sydney Morning Herald

Employees working in the corporate sector would be familiar with the growing rise of tattoos as they themselves or colleagues would be sporting them on many occasions. McDonald Murholme Senior Associate Bianca Mazzarella, comments on the need for employers to tread carefully when implementing workplace policies and to ensure they are not discriminative. The new

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Virtual assistants: Mumpreneurs’ Secret Weapon

Working from home is on the rise as mumpreneurs wish to maintain the balance of working life and family life. Most popularly, mumpreneurs are turning to hiring a virtual assistant for an extra pair of hands. McDonald Murholme Senior Associate Bianca Mazzarella explains the difference between a virtual worker to that of an employee. Virtual assistants: Mumpreneurs’ Secret Weapon

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Making Work A Positive Experience For Mums

Creating a positive working experience for new mothers returning to work starts with knowing your rights. McDonald Murholme Senior Associate, Bianca Mazzarella, highlights the importance of knowing your right to flexible working arrangements such as a change of hours, change in patterns of work such as ‘split-shifts’ or a change of location of work See

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Former 7-Eleven operator penalised $168,000 for underpaying workers after judge finds “deliberate disregard” for correct entitlements – SmartCompany

A former 7-Eleven store operator has been penalised $168,000 for underpaying eight staff to increase company profit, not in result of cash flow issues. McDonald Murholme Senior Associate Bianca Mazzarella contends that even if a company is struggling financially, it is not an excuse to disregard Fair Work laws. See below article for further details.

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Spanish Airline Asked Flight Attendant Applicants To Take Pregnancy Test - Marie Claire

Spanish Health Minister, Dolors Montserrat has criticised Iberia Airlines for inappropriate pre-employment tests for women. McDonald Murholme Senior Associate, Bianca Mazzarella discusses women’s workplace rights when faced with gender discrimination. See below article for more information. Spanish Airline Asked Flight Attendant Applicants To Take Pregnancy Test A Spanish airline has been hit with a hefty

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4 Ways To Create The Perfect Work Environment – MyDeal.com.au

The perfect work environment is created not only through aesthetics, but also ensuring clear internal policies to create a safe working environment. McDonald Murholme Senior Associate, Bianca Mazzarella talks to mydeal.com.au about the importance of transparency and a safe working environment. See below article for more information. 4 Ways To Create The Perfect Work Environment  There

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Aussie workplaces continue to see alarming rates of gender discrimination - Business Chicks

Spanish Airline, Iberia Airlines, has been fined for gender discrimination against female employees who were asked to submit to a pregnancy test prior to gaining employment. McDonald Murholme Senior Associate, Bianca Mazzarella, talks to Business Chicks about the prevalence of gender discrimination in the Australian workforce. See below article for more information Aussie workplaces continue

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Overtime- It’s common, but is it legal?’ – HC Online

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) recently released a survey revealing that most Australians work more than the statutory maximum of 38 hours per week.  McDonald Murholme lawyer, Bianca Mazzarella, discusses the legality of overtime hours with HC Online on the back of this survey. See below article for further details. With ABS statistics showing

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Former IGA supermarket worker loses unfair dismissal case after taking items home without paying - SmartCompany

Fair Work Commission rules in favour of employer as former IGA supermarket worker was dismissed for taking items home without paying. McDonald Murholme Senior Associate Bianca Mazzarella highlights the importance of clear policies and understanding internal hierarchies. See the article below for more information. Former IGA supermarket worker loses unfair dismissal case after taking items

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McDonald Murholme wins Acquisition International 2016 Global Excellence Awards  – Most Outstanding Employment Law Firm

  Melbourne’s leading Employment Law Firm, McDonald Murholme has been awarded the Acquisition International 2016 Global Excellence Award for Most Outstanding Employment Law Firm. Acquisition International 2016 Global Excellence Awards recognises firms who display continuity in unparalleled performance and are at the forefront of their industry. As McDonald Murholme continues to lead in employment law

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McDonald Murholme wins Wealth and Finance – Best Industrial Law Firm - Victoria

Leading employment law firm, McDonald Murholme has been awarded the esteemed Wealth and Finance – Best Industrial Law Firm – Victoria. The Wealth and Finance Legal Awards recognise legal professionals who are increasingly having to adapt to ever evolving legislation and regulation, and, as a result, are having to constantly update their skills. McDonald Murholme

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Restaurant chain Outback Steakhouse accused of underpaying workers via traineeship arrangement - SmartCompany

Outback steakhouse has been caught paying staff as much as 50% below the award rates, under the guise of a traineeship. McDonald Murholme Lawyer Bianca Mazzarella discusses how business can lawfully use traineeships and prevent the underpayment of workers. See below article for further details. Restaurant chain Outback Steakhouse accused of underpaying workers via traineeship

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How to make sure you’re not getting ripped off at work – News.com.au

Many employees under 30 years old do not know their workplace rights. McDonald Murholme lawyer Bianca Mazzarella comments on sham contracting and how young workers are getting trapped. See below article for further details. How to make sure you’re not getting ripped off at work – News.com.au IF YOU’RE under 30 and employed in hospitality

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Mum’s Workplace Rights – The Baby Vine

Many mothers can be unsure of their rights when returning to work after giving birth, fearing potential discrimination for their parental responsibilities.  McDonald Murholme lawyer Bianca Mazzarella discusses the rights of mothers in the workplace. See below article here if you are interested.   Mum’s Workplace Rights – The Baby Vine In this day and

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The Pizza Hut pay scandal goes way beyond fast food - The New Daily

Pizza Hut’s extensive breaches of workplace law and underpayment of employees has put a spotlight on sham contracts. McDonald Murholme Lawyer Bianca Mazzarella chats to the New Daily about the issues extending fair beyond the hospitality industry. See below article for further details. The Pizza Hut pay scandal goes way beyond fast food Young Australians

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Make sure your staff expense claims policy is heavy on detail – Smart Company

McDonald Murholme employment lawyer Bianca Mazzarella discusses what businesses should ensure when communicating work expenses to their workers. See below article for further details Make sure your staff expense claims policy is heavy on detail – Smart Company Businesses should ensure detailed policies about how to claim work expenses are communicated to their workers as

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Opinion: What you need to know about workers on 417 holiday working visas

McDonald Murholme lawyer Bianca Mazzarella discusses what employers need to know about workers on 417 holiday working visas. See below article for further details Opinion: What you need to know about workers on 417 holiday working visas The exploitation of workers on 417 visas is a growing concern in Australia and employers need to be

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What do you need to do to protect those on working holiday visas?– HR Monthly Online

McDonald Murholme lawyer Bianca Mazzarella discusses what employers need to be careful of when hiring 417 working visa holders. See below article for further details. What do you need to do to protect those on working holiday visas?– HR Monthly Online The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has released a report that’s critical of the exploitation

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