For many of us, Easter equals family time, chocolate, and a super sized long weekend – not necessarily in order of importance! It can also equal confusion though as businesses work through the varying state-based rulings as to which days are actually gazetted public holidays and what that means when applying Modern Awards or EBAs. You can stop that stress induced chocolate eating now as we have an easy to read summary for you here:
Jacqui Antoniou - HR Professional
History shows us that vaccination programs are hugely impactful when it comes to protecting us from serious health issues. We don’t need to go too far back to look at the damaging impact of polio, measles and smallpox and the vast improvements that were seen as a result of vaccine programs. The COVID-19 vaccinations are highly anticipated and are key to really getting back to normal and reducing the risks of the virus. But as the COVID-19 vaccine starts to roll out across the Australia there is much speculation and subsequent debate as to whether an employer does or will have the right to direct their employees to get vaccinated.
As you may be aware, Danielle Stone from HR Staff n’ Stuff is a qualified Drug and Alcohol tester. One question Dani is often asked is whether or not there are any restrictions around drug and alcohol testing of employees. There are a number of points to make in answering this:
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