Employment law & Industrial relations

  • 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.

  • Lessons not learned from payroll shared services mishaps by Stephanie Zillman

    Payroll error is a one-way ticket to employee disengagement and reduced morale – yet despite the lessons from QLD Health’s bungled shared services operations, orgs continue to mess up this critical function.

  • Monitoring employee emails: What are your rights? by Stephanie Zillman

    The case of a summary dismissal of an employee who took a three day holiday from work without permission has been upheld thanks to email evidence – is monitoring emails perfectly legal?

  • The Toyota redundancies: an HR botch-job? by Stephanie Zillman

    The court of public opinion has made its finding – the car manufacturer botched its mass layoffs despite offering enviable severance packages. So how did HR get it so wrong?

  • Length of employee ‘service’ may include unpaid leave, rules FWA by

    A new judgement has wide-ranging implications on what Fair Work Australia will consider the ‘length of service’ in unfair dismissal hearings.

  • Coalition to keep FWA by Stephanie Zillman

    The Coalition has vowed not to dismantle Fair Work Australia should it win the next election, despite the barrage of attacks it has launched against the workplace watchdog.

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