Employment law & Industrial relations

  • Blockade at job site over use of foreign labour by Iain Hopkins

    A contractor south-west of Melbourne has flown foreign workers into a construction site via helicopter – he says the site has been blockaded by unemployed workers.

  • Election battleground: workplace relations? by Stephanie Zillman

    The Labor government has flagged its intention to increase the number of employees who can ask for flexible working arrangements – are you abreast of what would change?

  • Fair Work hones in on unpaid work schemes by Stephanie Zillman

    The Fair Work Ombudsman today announced a new focus on educating employers and employees about the legitimacy of schemes for unpaid work experience.

  • Employee fraud went up 40% in 2012 by Stephanie Zillman

    It’s both a breach of trust and a criminal act, but it seems more employees than ever before are committing acts of fraud against their employees – what’s going wrong?

  • Rio Tinto case could have wide consequences if union wins by HCA

    Resources giant Rio Tinto is currently locked in a court battle with the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CMFEU) over claims it paid higher redundancy payments to non-union members.

  • Rio embroiled in redundancy union stoush by HCA

    Rio Tinto is facing a heated discrimination suit after redundant workers allege the company made redundancy payments of up to $120,000 more to non-union member workers.

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