Further court action taken over alleged pregnancy discrimination
The fifth prosecution this year by the workplace regulator involving pregnancy discrimination has shown the tough stance the FWO is taking on incidents on alleged discrimination.
Employer fined for underpaying 200 staff
At locations throughout Australia, a national service station operator has been fined $46,200 for underpaying more than 200 employees – what went wrong?
Jobs quotas for Asian language speakers
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has urged the business community to set aside a quota of jobs for Australian students with Asian language skills.
Do politics and work mix?
New research has revealed that employees want their employers to discuss politics at work – but is this one theory doomed to fail?
Chucking a sickie doesn’t hurt careers
On the eve of the biggest ‘sickie’ day of the year, Melbourne Cup, a new study has found that ‘chucking a sickie’ will not impact an employee’s career progression.
City official regrets re-naming street after Guns N' Roses
A Las Vegas city official has said she regrets re-naming a street after the famous band, but said she had performed due diligence.
Has your office turned into a 70s film set?
Fortunately (or unfortunately), it’s that time of the year again: Movember. Yes, it’s the annual grow-a-thon that incites endless office banter, and a lot of ‘tasche comparing and contrasting.
Employers still lag in supporting real employee mobility: report
It’s the buzz word of the HR profession, but are employers really prepared to offer ‘mobility’ to employees?
The secret priorities of Aussie workers
What’s important to workers around the world varies widely according to the culture and accepted workplace norms – so what makes your international workforce tick?
Sexual harassment alive and well in Aussie workplaces
More than two years on from the landmark David Jones and Kristy Fraser-Kirk case, a damning new report out today shows sexual harassment is still widespread in Australian workplaces.