Figures released by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) back up claims that all too often employers are left with no choice but to pay ‘go-away’ money to sacked workers, rather than endure the expense of arbitration.
Kathryn Dent provides key tips to minimise exposure to legal risks relating to termination such as unfair dismissal.
Three workers who were allowed to continue exchanging inappropriate emails for six months, a period during when their work emails were monitored, have been reinstated in their jobs after taking an unfair dismissal case to Fair Work Australia.
A recent Federal Court decision means that Australian employers will have to be careful about breaching the implied terms of mutual trust and confidence in their employment relationships.
These days an offer of alternative employment is an acceptable option to counter a potential redundancy – so what does HR need to know about this particular option…
With more staff cuts being announced every day as private and public sector organisations alike act to stem costs in the face of economic uncertainty, a leading workplace relations lawyer has warned employers to be careful when letting staff go.
An HR professional has pleaded guilty to inappropriately using her company credit card and tampering with financial records
Staff at AGL's Loy Yang Power Station have signalled the possibility of industrial action in a move described as 'outdated union ideology'
The Australian Industry Group has said the proposed wording could allow perpetrators to take paid leave