Employment law & Industrial relations

  • Spotlight on redundancy and unfair dismissal: are you acting legally? by HCA

    A staggeringly high number of redundancies and dismissals continue to be poorly executed by HR professionals, and the result can be a costly, litigious nightmare.

  • 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.

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