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From the blog

January 23, 2020

Preventing or Restricting Employees from Secondary Employment

For some employees, working two different jobs during the same period of time (secondary employment) is attractive, possibly for financial reasons or to provide more variety to their work experience. However, the risks to employers when an employee works for another party as well can be significant. The employee may, inadvertently or intentionally, share confidential, and/or commercially sensitive information belonging to the employer with their other party/colleagues, jeopardise the employer’s reputation, or become dangerously fatigued and create a health and safety risk for the employer.

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October 2, 2019

Domestic Violence Leave and Flexibility

The Domestic Violence – Victims’ Protection Act 2018 (“the Act”) came into force on 1 April 2019. The Act adds legal protections in the workplace for people affected by domestic violence. It gives employees affected by domestic violence the right to take up to 10 days’ paid domestic violence leave per year (after the employee has completed 6 months’ current continuous employment). This leave is separate from annual, sick and bereavement leave. Employees may also request (or have requested on their behalf), a short-term flexible working arrangement (2 months or less) which may include varied days, hours, duties and place of work.

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