Employment law & Industrial relations

  • New Fair Work Handbook for employers by HCA

    The Fair Work Ombudsman has published a new handbook to assist employers better understand the Fair Work legislation and their obligations under workplace laws.

  • Get the party started! by HCA

    With the year fast drawing to a close, and 2013 around the corner, it’s time for HR to get the party hats and balloons ready. HC shares some unique party ideas for that ultimate year-end bash.

  • Employer fined for underpaying 200 staff by Stephanie Zillman

    At locations throughout Australia, a national service station operator has been fined $46,200 for underpaying more than 200 employees – what went wrong?

  • Reform bullies or show them the door? by HCA

    HR is sometimes the meat in the sandwich: there’s a need to protect employees from bullying, but also a requirement to provide fairness to the alleged bully.

  • Single complaint triggers $1m in back-pay for Rentokil workers by Astrid Wilson

    Finding a lazy million dollars in the budget for back-pay is the stuff of nightmares – maybe even a Hollywood plotline. But that’s exactly what has happened at one Sydney-based company.

  • HR professionals lack IR skills by Stephanie Zillman

    Do HR professionals have the IR skills required to navigate the complex landscape of industrial disputes? You told us a resounding ‘no’.

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