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  • Opportunity before IR changes by

    ASSESSING EMPLOYMENT arrangements during the economic downturn will help ease the burden of change when the Federal Government’s new IR laws are introduced early in 2010, according to an employment law firm

  • Employers in the executive firing line by

    SENIOR EXECUTIVES are becoming more assertive when it comes to challenging employment terminations, and courts are becoming increasingly willing to award them compensation.

  • Bullying: action not intent matters by

    EMPLOYERS MUST ensure employee policies and culture discourages behaviour which could be construed as bullying, according to an employment law firm

  • Companies warned over pay promises by

    AS COMPANIES seek to preserve profitability in the face of a global economic slowdown, employers have been cautioned to check their employee contracts as well as their undertakings made at the time of recruitment, before taking action to cut salary costs

  • First IR reforms take effect by

    THE EFFECT of Labor’s Forward with Fairness reform legislation will have been both immediate and significant for some companies, according to an employment law firm

  • Australians continue to work overtime for free by

    SEVENTY-NINE PER CENT of Australians don’t get paid for working extra hours

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