Industrial Relations

  • FWA review must centre on productivity

    New workplace relations minister Bill Shorten has announced a review of the Fair Work Act – the first since the Act was fully implemented and a requirement under the system.

  • IR the biggest issue to get right in 2012

    Industrial relations experts have warned that IR is set to remain firmly on the agenda throughout 2012 and beyond, and that it’s time to look back on the lessons to be learnt from past disputes.

  • Navigating public holidays

    The upcoming spate of public holidays may mean turkey, presents and fireworks for some - but for many Australian organisations it will be business as usual.

  • FWA accepts new leave arrangement

    In a significant decision that changes the interpretation of the National Employment Standards (NES), Fair Work Australia (FWA) has determined that so-called ‘loaded hourly rates’ in lieu of ‘paid’ annual and personal leave will be permitted in new Enterprise Agreements.

  • Spotlight on subsidies: Are you benefitting?

    The Federal Government provides a variety of wage subsidies to eligible employers who hire job seekers with a disability or other barriers to employment.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Shorten to replace Evans as Minister

    Prime Minister Julia Gillard has unveiled an expanded cabinet, with Bill Shorten to replace Chris Evans as Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.

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