- Having a baby and the career you want
The Federal Government's May budget outlined a commitment to paid parental leave from January 2011 for those earning less than $150,000 a year. The scheme will pay the federal minimum wage for 18 weeks and will be funded by the government, not business.
- HR in the spotlight at G20 meeting
Bankers’ bonuses and executive pay topped the agenda at the recent G20 meeting of finance ministers in London, potentially challenging many HR and remuneration departments globally to devise new bonus schemes.
- Fines mount as watchdog catches employers out
The fair work watchdog is calling on employees to exercise their rights and ensure they haven’t been underpaid by employers.
- Subtle digs most hurtful in workplace
Workplace bullying is usually subtle, taking the form of silence and isolation, verbal insults, and sarcasm, a recent study has shown.
- Calls for pay audits as gender pay gap widens
The gender pay gap has reached its highest level since the mid 1990s, with women earning on average 17 per cent less than men. In WA female earnings are on average 26 per cent lower than male earnings.
- Post-GFC world sees cleaners earn more than lawyers
Magic Circle law firm Lovells is determined to retain its junior lawyers, even if it has to pay them less per hour than the average London cleaning job.