Employment law & Industrial relations

  • Employees sacked for filming Harlem Shake by Stephanie Zillman

    Up to 15 workers in Western Australia have been sacked from their lucrative mining jobs after filming a Harlem Shake dance clip and breaching workplace health and safety requirements in the process.

  • Superannuation Guarantee increase: Have you got a plan in place? by Philip McKibbin

    Evidence shows more than one in two Australian companies are essentially unprepared for the upcoming increase in mandatory super contributions. Are you one of them?

  • Worker wins compensation despite misusing funds by Iain Hopkins

    A university professor who used research grants to pay for personal items, including cosmetics, massages and wine, has won compensation after Fair Work ruled his dismissal was severe.

  • Employees may bypass employer’s bullying procedures by Iain Hopkins

    According workplace law experts, the government’s proposed introduction of new complaint processes for workplace bullying could potentially lead to employees taking their complaints above employers’ heads.

  • Your quick guide to IR changes in 2013 by Iain Hopkins

    The 2012/13 year is shaping up to be one full of changes to the industrial relations landscape – are you across the changes?

  • Government set to 'clean up' visa scheme by Iain Hopkins

    The 457 visa scheme for temporary overseas workers will be overhauled to stop so-called rorting of the system – are the changes a nightmare for HR?

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