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  • IR the biggest issue to get right in 2012 by

    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.

  • Blind eye: Rampant culture of discrimination by

    Senior managers at Airservices Australia (ASA) are being called to account over allegations of extreme misconduct, relating to the distribution of pornography and consistent discrimination against and degrading behaviour towards female staff.

  • Inappropriate emails a sackable offence by

    A New Zealand man was sacked by his employer for keeping so-called “weird stuff” on his computer – and the case has highlighted the limits of acceptable employee conduct.

  • Spotlight on holiday leave: Aussies outdo Asia-Pac region by

    Australian employers offer the highest level of statutory holiday leave to employees in the Asia-Pacific region, but rank among the lowest compared to western European countries.

  • HR failings contributed to retail slump by

    HR is failing to engage retail workers, and this has had a damaging impact on business throughout 2011.

  • Complacency will lead to hot water by

    The rollout of the new WHS legislation will become law as of 1 January 2012, and any workplace incident after this time will be subject to the new laws and harsher penalties.

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