4 April CEO message: Avoid common termination mistakes April 4, 2018 By Reef Admin General 0 The REEF Helpline is a key tool that helps real estate employers manage and comply with their employment obligations. Unlike similar services offered by other ‘for profit’ providers in the employment space, you can call our Helpline whenever you need to about employment questions and issues. No question is too big or too small and there’s no limit on the number of times you can call. Each year, the REEF Helpline takes more than 15,000 calls. The calls we field range from simple payroll questions through to complex and serious employment issues. As we move through the first half of 2018, we’re noticing a theme developing regarding the calls we’re receiving. More and more, it seems employers are making simple mistakes when it comes to handling the termination of employees and these errors are leaving them exposed to the serious risk of an employment claim. You can minimise your exposure to an employment claim by calling the REEF Helpline on 1300 616 170. Our team of Workplace Relations Advisors are well equipped to assist you at any stage of an employment dispute. The earlier you call, the better your chances of a successful outcome. BRYAN WILCOX REEF CEO Related Taking a pregnant pause: Unlawful termination due to pregnancy A recent court decision found that a real estate agency unlawfully terminated an employee on the final day of her probation period because she was pregnant and had taken personal and annual leave. Myth busting: Solving common misconceptions Workplace relations is complex and, unfortunately, misinformation is all too common. The REEF team debunks some of the more common myths and gives you the truth. Common questions about Australia Day public holiday With the Australia Day public holiday coming up later this week, some employers have questions. Here's a brief explanation of some of the more common issues. Keeping post-employment restraints intact Enforcing a post-employment restraint can be extremely complex – and expensive! Matthew Robinson provides tips to help members through the process and maximise their chances of success. Are we there yet? Yes, we are ... almost The new Real Estate Industry Award is here. From 2 April 2018 real estate agencies must have implemented the necessary changes. But there’s potentially still more change to come. Court finds 15km post-employment restraint reasonable One of the most common problems faced by real estate employers is what to do to protect the commercial goodwill of the business from exploitation by ex-employees. REEF's Workplace Relations Advisor, Laura Clark, examines this all to common problem and details a recent Supreme Court case where a real estate employer successfully had a post-employment restraint upheld. Comments are closed.