Employment law & Industrial relations

  • FIFO probe into single life by

    A parliamentary committee is currently reviewing submissions to its inquiry into the ‘fly-in, fly-out’ (FIFO) workforce, and chair of the inquiry, Independent MP Tony Windsor has said they have no idea what the outcomes will be.

  • Avoid Christmas party liability by

    With the festive season fast approaching, so too is the onslaught of office Christmas party – and a liability suit waiting to happen for those employers who do not adequately prepare.

  • Record level of discrimination complaints by

    The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) received and assessed nearly 400 more workplace discrimination complaints last financial year than in 2009-10 – an increase of 46%.

  • New Visa sponsorship deal welcomed by employers by HCA

    Significant changes have been made to the 457 Visa program, and the resources industry has said the revisions will means increased efficiencies in the way skilled migrants are sponsored.

  • Candidate miscommunication a case for Fair Work by

    An unfair dismissal claim brought before Fair Work Australia (FWA) from an employee who claimed she was misled about the permanent status of a role has highlighted the need for employers and recruiters to be meticulous when checking the details of candidate correspondence.

  • Frontline Intelligence: Legal Experts - drugs and alcohol at work by

    Michelle Wright outlines the legal ins and outs of drug and alcohol testing at work.

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