Are you aware of your legal obligations to maintenance or release of employee records? Robyn Young and Nick Read provide some tips.
Helen-Anne MacAlister explains the legal ramifications of a new Fair Work Australia finding, whereby employers (with employees’ agreement) have a significant alternative option in managing annual leave hoarding.
Employer advocacy groups have expressed concerns about a new bill introduced to parliament by the Greens, which if passed, will allow employees the right to complain to Fair Work Australia (FWA) if their request for flexible hours is denied by their employer.
Practical jokes, skylarking at work and workplace gossip have always been around, but with the advent of social media, such behaviour is increasingly being played out in a very public arena. Tim Longwill and Peta Shanahan consider the pitfalls of social media and the workplace.
The increasing number of complaints brought before Fair Work Australia (FWA) has put increased pressure on employers to get their social media policies in order – and to continually update the procedures to stay aligned with current case law.
In this two-part series HC investigates the legal guidelines for ensuring the office party ends with a laugh not a lawsuit.
An employment tribunal has heard that a flight attendant has been sacked after eating a sandwich given to her by her manager
Talitha Cummins is claiming she was unfairly dismissed from her role while on maternity leave
In case of prolonged absences, employers must find the balance between meeting employees’ needs and maintaining business goals