Employment law & Industrial relations

  • Zero tolerance policies sound good, but are they arbitrary? by HCA

    HR has rightly set the bar high in taking policy measures to stamp out physical, sexual and verbal harassment in workplaces – but often zero tolerance can do more harm than good.

  • Increased traffic fines for offences in company cars by Stephanie Zillman

    The NSW parliament has passed new legislation that will mean harsher penalties for employers caught out for not reporting employees who commit driving offences in company cars.

  • HR gives workers the boot for ANZAC Day no-show by Human Capital

    Five workers in the Pilbara have been sacked for not presenting for work on ANZAC Day – and while the mine doesn’t observe public holidays, eyebrows are being raised over harshness of the decision.

  • Law of ‘stand-downs’ amid Slipper debacle by Human Capital

    Taxpayers will foot the bill of parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper’s full salary despite being stood aside this week – HC takes a look at the workplace law of stand-downs.

  • Consistency essential in all disciplinary action by Human Capital

    An organisation has been ordered to pay more than $20,000 in compensation after Fair Work found it unfairly dismissed an employee.

  • NSW workers’ compo set to change by Stephanie Zillman

    In the same week that a public servant won compo for a work trip sex injury, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced proposed changes that would turn the state’s workers’ compensation on its head.

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