Contract

Guarding your business when you're sick

Financial advisers spend a lot of time creating contingency plans for their clients, but many neglect to prepare for their own worst-case scenario.

How would you rather be sacked?

George Clooney in Up In The Air.

Tony Featherstone By using a blunt axe, some companies make redundancy programs a whole lot worse.

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Job losses bode poorly for uni graduates

Uni graduates.

Tony Featherstone We need young people who can ‘create’ rather than ‘apply’ for their jobs.

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Register sneaks up on companies

Regulation

Ben Butler The Personal Property Securities Register opens for business on Monday, replacing 40 registers and 70 laws around Australia.

Charity cafe fighting to make its daily bread

Damian Showyin.

Tim Elliott Anger and disappointment as employees of a Sydney institution face an uncertain future.

Managing

Problems higher for casual workers: unions

Casual jobs

Young workers are more likely to be sexually harassed, discriminated against and underpaid as they become trapped in casual jobs, unions say.

Treading carefully: persevering with under-performers

Risky Business

Belinda Williams Individuals wield significant power in small businesses. So how long can employers afford to persevere with under-performing staff?