There are seven episodes in the Oh, Frank! series. Each episode has been produced by Workforce Guardian to help Australian employers understand their employment law compliance obligations. We hope you find them useful and entertaining.
Jen has built up a successful business. She’s busy and needs help to manage day to day operations, including people. That’s when we meet Frank. Frank is the successful candidate for the new job. But things may be off to a shaky start when Jen doesn’t have an employment contract for Frank. What will Jen do?
Frank has now been employed with Jen for a week. Jen follows up with Frank about his employment contract. But instead gets a bill for $800 “PLUS GST” from a law firm. Sounds like Jen needs access to affordable HR advice. Who can Jen ask?
Frank is starting employee performance reviews. Jen asks Frank if she can sit in on the first meeting. Will it be a “walk in the park” like Frank says?! Or is Frank about to create more mayhem with his own interpretation of a “360% performance review”?!
A new employee asks Frank about his Award. Does Frank know which of the 122 Modern Awards apply to his job or will Frank create more mayhem for Jen’s business by exposing her to big fines for breaches of the Fair Work Act?
A Fair Work Inspector arrives for a random workplace compliance audit. Does Frank have the required employment records including time and wage records, as well as pay slips, or will his mayhem expose the business to big fines and expensive penalties?!
Has Frank been caught drinking alcohol and watching adult material in the workplace? Will Jen fire him? Or does she risk an expensive unfair dismissal claim without the right HR compliance tools in place to manage the situation effectively?!
Jen has had enough of Frank’s poor performance in the workplace and tries to terminate his employment. But Frank has other ideas. Threatening to lodge an unfair dismissal claim unless Jen pays him $50,000 to go away. Oh, Frank! Should have subscribed to Workforce Guardian.