HR managers risk serious fines and even their careers if they are involved in companies that cross the line in this one “serious” area of the Fair Work Act.
An increasing number of workers comp psychological injury claims is one trend that is shining a spotlight on the possible workplace safety law implications.
A slow start to 2014’s new anti-bullying uptake does not mean employers should rest easy as they head into 2015 and beyond, with more case activity expected.
Seemingly inconsistent decisions from the Fair Work Commission mean companies often face difficult choices when dismissing problem staff.
Employees and their lawyers are increasingly taking aim at employers using Fair Work general protections provisions, with HR getting caught out by ‘furphies’.
2015 will likely see more legal activity around parental leave, with employers currently seeing the area as a ‘minefield’ according to one leading lawyer.
HR’s first port of call if a sexual harassment claim arose would almost certainly be a law firm. But is it ironic that HR practitioners would turn to an industry which is itself rife with sexual harassment claims?
Savvy employers are taking advantage of a rare chance to review and amend employee entitlements that can be ‘anachronistic’ and see them overpaying.
Legal experts predict an increase in sexual harassment cases as victims of such behaviour are being awarded higher amounts of compensation.
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