Workplace Relations Checklists


The workplace can be a complex legal arena, with plenty of hidden traps for the unwary. Russell Kennedy’s Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety team has created a series of checklists to help you avoid common pitfalls and to reduce the risk of costly disputes.

Latest Checklists

+ Adjustments to accommodate an injury or illness which is not work-related

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+ Right of entry to inspect contraventions 

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+ Right of entry to hold discussions 

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+ Managing redundancies  

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+ Termination of employment for poor performance or misconduct 

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+ Managing workplace bullying 

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+ Complaints and investigations - key questions to consider 

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+ Are you ready for enterprise bargaining?

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+ Workplace policies - what issues should you be considering?

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+ Contracts of employment - why are they important? 

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+ Employees and independent contractors - a spotter's guide

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+ Are you ready to take on that new employee?

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