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  • Labor’s IR raises business ire by

    EMPLOYERS WILL face higher labour costs, increased union power and more workplace regulation under Labor’s recently announced industrial relations policy, according to business groups

  • More record keeping under WorkChoices by

    FIFTY-FIVE per cent of companies have reported an increase in record keeping since the introduction of WorkChoices, while a similar proportion reported an increased need to seek legal advice and 40 per cent said WorkChoices made employment arrangements more complex, according to a study

  • Labor unveils OHS policy by

    A LABOR federal government would seek to accelerate harmonisation of OHS and workers compensation regulation through a more empowered national body and financial incentives to the states and territories to adopt reforms, according to shadow workplace relations minister, Julia Gillard

  • Putting the performance into hiring by

    IN ORDER to make recruiting more effective, companies need to consider the hiring process as a complete business system – like accounting and distribution – rather than a bunch of independent activities, according to a visiting US recruitment expert

  • Caution on WA migrants by

    EMPLOYERS WILL need to check whether or not foreign employees and contractors are entitled to work in Western Australia, following amendments to migration law that came into effect late last month

  • Women and work a priority by

    WOMEN IN the workforce should be a priority policy debate leading up to the federal election, according to Susan Heron, CEO of the Australian Institute of Management, Victoria and Tasmania

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