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Experience:  Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience
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Phil I own a newsagency and employ a worker on Friday 12pm

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phil I own a newsagency and employ a worker on Friday 12pm till 9pm and on sat 5am till 12pm the employee has started a second job working night shift from 10pm til 8am starting sun finishing Friday with a 4hr break between finishing and starting with me is this all right to keep her on with short turn around
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: fatigue works all week night shift than on Friday finishes 8am start with me at 12pm for a 9 hr shift
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advice but a guide to assist you.

Are you asking about terminating her?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
keeping her on if possible
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning

There is a guideline policy that you have to follow.

The following link is the dismissal code

You need to speak to her and come to a resolution and if she cannot meet your requirements and you have followed the code then you can dismiss her without he being able to successfully sue you.

You have to be careful that you are not being harsh and unfiar.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
were do I stand if she hurts herself ( falling of a chair if she falls asleep)
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

If she is falling asleep she is not able top do the job and you have to advise her of that.
Your insurer will not cover you but you have to talk to her about it and issue warnings.