Employee Relations

  • Belabouring the bullying

    Most employers know the definition of 'bullying behaviour' is hazy at best. Michael Michalandos outlines exactly where this confusion lies and what employers need to be wary of.

  • Employee ultimatums: do they actually mean anything?

    If you don’t meet an employee’s “give me a raise or I’ll walk” demand – does that mean they’ve legally resigned? HC investigates.

  • Commission-based salaries: know the legal requirements

    A South Australia company has been fined by a Federal Circuit Court Judge after being found guilty of several breaches of the law. HC speaks to an employment lawyer about employers' obligations when paying staff commission.

  • Abbott shelves signature parental leave scheme

    The prime minister has made the decision to scrap his Paid Parental Leave scheme in favour of providing affordable and accessible childcare.

  • Stand-downs: know your obligations

    A Tasmanian company and its operator are facing heavy fines after failing to follow close down legislations. HC outlines employers’ duties and valid reasons for placing staff on stand-down.

  • How to use annual leave to respond to market conditions

    As the Christmas period approaches, all organisations should be asking themselves how they can best use annual leave to respond to market conditions faced by their business.

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