The FWA full bench decision in an appeals case brought forward by a major labour hire company has been met with outrage from employers.
The highly controversial ‘adverse actions’ provision in the Fair Work Act (2009) is proving likely to land HR in trouble as the number of claims continue to rise.
Australia is losing the battle to be internationally competitive and has become a high-cost, low-productivity country complacent about what is needed to secure its prosperity, top-tier business leaders have warned.
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has come under fire from industry groups for failing to properly oversee the administration of flexibility clauses in the Fair Work Act. The bottom line is that small and medium-sized businesses need more guidance.
Fair Work Australia (FWA) announced yesterday that private-sector employers in the social and community services (SACS) industry will be hit with a wage increase requirement ranging from 19% to 41% to be phased in over the next eight years via the industry modern award.
The current industrial relations landscape weighs too heavily in favour of workers at the expense of employers, and the effect is a reluctance to take on extra employees, a Reserve Bank (RBA) director has said.
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