- Avoid high-performance culture pitfalls
Businesses pursuing a high performance culture should make sure employment processes are well-managed and that employee expectations are communicated at a company-wide level to avoid any perception by employees of personal intimidation or discrimination, according to a leading employment law firm
- Stressful times: Legislation will see increases in discrimination claims
Stress-related claims by employees have increased over the last decade and may become a greater potential liability for employers as a result of new disability legislation
- Fair Work Act 'good faith bargaining' provisions will test HR
Joydeep Hor, managing partner at Harmers Workplace Lawyers, said the new Fair Work Act's 'good faith bargaining' provisions would be one of the main pressure points for businesses.
- Honesty the best policy
Businesses recruiting during the downturn need to careful to avoid exposing themselves to legal claims by employees of misrepresentation by omission.
- Unions poised to act
Employers should be equipped to deal with the Fair Work Act changes as unions are poised to intervene in workplaces at which their power has declined over the years under WorkChoices.
- Employers urged to 'tell all' in recruitment
Companies with a mind to recruit during the ongoing GFC would be wise to embrace a 'tell all' approach if they want to avoid legal action from disgruntled ex-employees in the future, according to Harmers Workplace Lawyers.