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  • Your capacity to manage an employee’s out-of-hours conduct depends on whether you can establish that the conduct relates to a duty they owe to you as their employer.
    Feb 01, 2019
  • 6 out-of-hours activities that you may need to act upon.
    Feb 01, 2019
  • If an employee is charged with, or convicted of, a criminal offence that is not directly related to their work, discipline – including dismissal – will generally only be justified if the situation results in the employee being unable or...
    Feb 01, 2019
  • You generally cannot discipline an employee for out-of-hours drug and alcohol use unless there is a sufficient connection to their employment.
    Feb 01, 2019
  • You may be entitled to introduce a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy in your workplace, and conduct random drug tests on employees to enforce that policy if certain criteria are met.
    Feb 01, 2019
  • You owe a duty of care to your employees and other guests at work-related functions.
    Feb 01, 2019
  • Take these steps to reduce the risk of inappropriate behaviour at work functions
    Feb 01, 2019
  • If any of your employees are moonlighting, they may be breaching their obligations to you, depending on the nature of their other job.
    Feb 01, 2019
  • While an employee’s activism after hours may embarrass you as an employer, anti-discrimination laws and the general protections provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) protect employees from being dismissed because of their involvement in unions, politics...
    Feb 01, 2019
  • If an employee uses social media out of work hours to make improper or defamatory remarks about their employer, their employer’s business or work colleagues, the employer may seek to discipline or dismiss the employee.
    Feb 01, 2019
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