Employment law & Industrial relations

  • Facebook firings: check your social media policies before it’s too late by HCA

    The increasing number of complaints brought before Fair Work Australia (FWA) has put increased pressure on employers to get their social media policies in order – and to continually update the procedures to stay aligned with current case law.

  • White-collar drug testing on the rise by

    The long boozy lunch may be a thing of the past for employees in some white-collar industries as many Australian businesses, including law firms, IT companies and medical clinics, introduce workplace drug testing.

  • Fair Work Act reviews: have your voice heard by

    Employer groups are urging organisations to make submissions and complete online surveys about modern awards and wages as part of the upcoming series of reviews conducted by Fair Work Australia which are touted to involve significant changes to the Fair Work Act.

  • Case highlights lines of appropriate conduct by

    The case currently underway in the UK of an HR manager who is claiming he was forced out of his job after being disciplined over his conduct on LinkedIn has set tongues wagging.

  • HR manager smoked out for posting CV on LinkedIn by

    A HR manager was forced out of his job after posting his CV on LinkedIn and ticking the ‘interested in career opportunities’ box, a tribunal in the UK has heard.

  • Double-check you’re not underpaying staff or risk FWO wrath by

    An official audit conducted by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has found that more than a quarter of Australian retailers have been underpaying their staff by failing to record their hours and rate of pay correctly.

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