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  • BP to cut 4,000 jobs worldwide by Miklos Bolza

    One of the world’s largest oil and gas companies has said it will drastically reduce headcount in a cost-cutting global restructuring initiative

  • Workplace relations shakeup on the cards this year by Victoria Bruce

    With the federal election looming at the end of 2016, workplace reform is again up for debate. HC chats to a legal expert about the findings of an inquiry report assessing Australia’s Workplace Relations Framework.

  • Major bank denies caustic culture claims by Nicola Middlemiss

    Two traders dismissed for inappropriate behaviour are suing a major Australasian lender, claiming it condoned a culture of sex, drugs and alcohol, but the bank has defended its code of conduct.

  • Bosses can snoop on emails to girlfriend, court rules by Nicola Middlemiss

    A recent European Court decision indicates support for employers who access employees’ private conversations.

  • Lighter Side: Office CCTV shows ghostly goings-on by Nicola Middlemiss

    Unsettling video footage shows chairs flying across the room and computer screens suddenly coming to life.

  • Spies, lies and thieves: Stopping IP theft by Victoria Bruce

    The theft of commercially sensitive information can be devastating for companies, but employment lawyer Blair Scotland says HR can take a lead role in safeguarding company secrets.

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