Employment law & Industrial relations

  • 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.

  • Draft anti-discrimination laws open flood gates of opinion by Stephanie Zillman

    The federal government is currently receiving public submissions in response to its draft anti-discrimination laws – and there have been a watershed of doubts and issues raised.

  • Results in for voluntary pay audit by Stephanie Zillman

    McDonald’s, in collaboration with the Fair Work Ombudsman, set up a process to self-audit about 8,500 pay packets and correct any issues it found – the results are in.

  • How long is too long? Air steward wins job back by Stephanie Zillman

    In a case of corporate standards vs. self-expression and body image, a worker for Virgin has won his unfair dismissal battle after being terminated over the length of his hair and conduct.

  • Proposed law would 'end workplace banter' by Stephanie Zillman

    Workplace banter could soon be a thing of the past if draft legislation currently before a senate inquiry is passed – and the proposal has sparked outrage among Australia’s top legal minds.

  • CSIRO quick to roll out bullying and harassment training by HCA

    After making the headlines for all the wrong reasons, the national scientific and technology organisation, the CSIRO, has rolled out training initiatives to comply with orders from Fair Work.

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