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: Putting common misconceptions to rest 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. 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. UPDATE: New termination payment laws The Real Estate Industry Award and the Clerks – Private Sector Award have been varied regarding the timing of payments to employees on termination of their employment. 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. Notice periods: When it all comes to an end How much notice needs to be given when bringing an employment relationship to an end? Here we answer some common questions about minimum notice periods for termination. Comments are closed.