Annual leave- can you direct your Employees to take it?

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In the normal course of working life, a staff member and their Manager must agree about when they are going on annual leave.

Employees can’t just take annual leave whenever they wish. They must first obtain their Employers consent. This restriction is necessary for a number of reasons. It would be hard to manage a business if your Employees could choose to take their leave whenever they wished, and without any notice to the Employer. There may be times during the year when it would be incon

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Drug & Alcohol Policies in your workplace can prevent serious injury, disciplinary action and financial costs...

The absence of policies in an organisation is like driving in the dark without headlights.  Without any sense of direction, you are exposing yourself to high risk situations.

A policy is more than just words on a page that management have conjured up. A policy is a plan and guide for employees and employers to fo

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With the Spring Racing Carnival upon us, the issue of Staff Leave becomes highlighted especially when public holidays fall on a Tuesday such as Melbourne Cup Day. As Employers, it is a good idea to remind your team about your Company Leave Policy a few weeks out from these events via email or during Staff Meetings to ensure that you are adequately staffed over this period. Many Employers allow a percentage of Employees to take the Monday off as an annual leave day before Melbourne Cup Day creating a 4-day weekend. This
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