The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has previously addressed the role of the support person in various decisions. Amber Chandler, Partner, Barker Henley, outlines what this role entails
Rogue employers will now be forced to prove they pay their staff correctly if they are investigated for underpayments
The FWC has upheld the dismissal of an employee who was fired for multiple safety breaches.
A recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court has drawn attention to employers’ legal requirements under discrimination law when dealing with sick or injured employees, writes Amber Chandler.
Pleading ignorance or saying “they told me to” is no defence for HR professionals facing a charge of personal liability.
A horrific workplace accident should serve as a wake-up call for employers to review safety practices.
The FWC recently provided employers with an unintentional lesson in how not to handle sick leave – what can HR learn from this?
Sacking an employee who was diagnosed with depression and taking years to compensate him has backfired on the Commonwealth Bank.
An employer has said that advertising your desire to vote ‘no’ in SSM is ‘hate speech’
Around one in four Australian workers are experiencing some form of 'wage suppression'
There are certain pitfalls that companies should avoid when executing their staff engagement strategy