- Company faces court after ignoring FWC order
In a landmark case, a Melbourne gym is facing legal action in the Federal Circuit Court after ignoring a Fair Work Commission order to pay compensation to an unfairly dismissed employee.
- Abbott delays workplace law overhaul
It looks as though the federal government’s planned reform of workplace laws will be put on hold in favour of spending on the new budget.
- The evolution of non-union employee representation in Australia
Professor Paul Gollan outlines how new research by Macquarie University has revealed what two prominent and very different companies have done to support non-union employee representation.
- Tread carefully when checking civil litigation history
Checking publicly available civil litigation information may ensure organisations safeguard themselves against hiring people found negligent or liable by a civil court, but involves a whole host of limitations and risks.
- Industrial disputes on the rise: ABS
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics regarding industrial disputes has shown that for 2011/12 there was a significant increase in disputes and days lost in the labour market – sparking debate on both sides of the political fence.
- Fair Work Act Review: Much to do about nothing
Gerard Phillips writes that the review of the Fair Work Act has been a failed opportunity to address serious structural issues in Australia's IR system.