- Fair Work figures indicate 'go-away' payments rife
New figures from the workplace watchdog have indicated a 9.2% rise in unfair dismissal claims for 2012 alone – and an alarmingly high proportion are settled with a ‘go-away’ payment.
- Shorten announces unfair dismissal shakeup
Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten has announced changes to the unfair dismissal laws, which he says will cut down the number of dubious claims made by disgruntled employees.
- Businesses should reveal disability job numbers: Minister
As Australia applauds the efforts of the Paralympians, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten, has called for renewed efforts from business to improve their diversity strategies.
- Industrial disputes on the rise: ABS
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics regarding industrial disputes has shown that for 2011/12 there was a significant increase in disputes and days lost in the labour market – sparking debate on both sides of the political fence.
- AHRI in media cross hairs on age discrimination
Malcolm King writes that the HR profession will face ‘brand death by media’ if it does not fix its recalcitrant attitude to the recruitment of older workers.
- Rumours of return to Work Choices persist
The ghosts of IR laws past have been dredged up once again following claims by workplace minister Bill Shorten that Tony Abbott would restore elements of the controversial Work Choices laws if in power.