Employment law & Industrial relations

  • 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.

  • 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.

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