Employment law & Industrial relations

  • FWA accepts new leave arrangement by

    In a significant decision that changes the interpretation of the National Employment Standards (NES), Fair Work Australia (FWA) has determined that so-called ‘loaded hourly rates’ in lieu of ‘paid’ annual and personal leave will be permitted in new Enterprise Agreements.

  • Frontline Intelligence: Legal experts - Restraints of trade by

    Restraints of trade: They aren’t enforceable, are they? Helen-Anne MacAlister provides her insights.

  • Spotlight on subsidies: Are you benefitting? by

    The Federal Government provides a variety of wage subsidies to eligible employers who hire job seekers with a disability or other barriers to employment.

  • Lessons from GFC redundancies by

    The uncertain economic outlook and ongoing market volatility has put redundancies back on the agenda, prompting leading workplace consultants to warn Australian companies not to repeat the mistakes made during the GFC.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Shorten to replace Evans as Minister by

    Prime Minister Julia Gillard has unveiled an expanded cabinet, with Bill Shorten to replace Chris Evans as Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.

  • Speculation rife but Evans says no comment by

    Federal Workplace Relations Minister Chris Evans has said he will not speculate on whether the upcoming independent review of the Fair Work Act could lead to the return of compulsory arbitration.

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