Employment law & Industrial relations

  • 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.

  • The workplace of the future is here: Shorten by HCA

    The sheer acceleration of workplace trends that have been at play for the last two decades, such as higher participation rates, more women in the workforce, greater flexibility, and lifelong education and training, mean in many ways the ‘workplace of the future’ is already here.

  • 3 top tips to avoid legal fall-out this Christmas: Part I by HCA

    In this two-part series HC investigates the legal guidelines for ensuring the office party ends with a laugh not a lawsuit.

  • Recruiters ignore complexity of contractor legislation by HCA

    Leading employment law experts have warned that recruitment agencies must invest more time into understanding the growing complexity of independent contractor legislation.

  • Zero tolerance for breastfeeding discriminators by HCA

    This week has been declared World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August 2011), which aims to remind employers that discrimination against breastfeeding women is now banned and unlawful.

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