- New Fair Work Handbook for employers
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!
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
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?
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
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
Do HR professionals have the IR skills required to navigate the complex landscape of industrial disputes? You told us a resounding ‘no’.