Employment law & Industrial relations

  • Spotlight on best practice redundancies by Stephanie Zillman

    New data has revealed some 13% of Australian employers are planning to decrease their level of hiring during the second quarter of 2013. HC talks to the experts on how to HR can navigate the process unscathed.

  • FWC green lights longer individual workplace arrangements by Stephanie Zillman

    A full bench decision by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) means employers and employees will now have the freedom to enter into individual workplace arrangements for longer periods before the deals can be terminated.

  • Fair Work says no to pay on days off by Stephanie Zillman

    The nation's workplace watchdog has thrown out a union bid which would have seen enforced public holiday payments to employees not rostered to work.

  • Protect your company from internal damage by Iain Hopkins

    A recent case has highlighted the need for companies to put strategies in place to protect their businesses from internal fraud.

  • Figures indicate support for 457 visa crackdown by Stephanie Zillman

    Amid an angry backlash from the business community, the Immigration Department has said it is justified in cracking down on the 457 visa program.

  • Latest stats reveal ‘go away’ payments still rife by Stephanie Zillman

    Figures released by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) back up claims that all too often employers are left with no choice but to pay ‘go-away’ money to sacked workers, rather than endure the expense of arbitration.

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