- ‘Working poor’ sub-class set to rise as job quality declines
As Australia’s manufacturing sector contracts, a growing number of people are joining the ranks of the working poor with jobs that are low paid, unskilled, insecure and offer few career prospects, according to researchers at the University of Sydney Business School.
- Employee claims continue to rise, and employers are losing
Employers and HR practitioners may frequently lament that since the Fair Work Act was introduced employee claims have skyrocketed – yet that feeling is also backed by statistics.
- Fair Work Australia makes first take-home pay order
Fair Work Australia, has made its first take-home pay order, ordering a women's fashion retailer to provide a female staff member with nine months of back pay.
- Employers struggle to manage risks around reward
Employers in the UK are fearful that the way they reward employees to help attract, retain and motivate them is no longer appropriate.
- New Government could take three months
The future of Australia’s industrial relations and paid parental leave policy could be undecided for months, with constitutional law experts stating the wrangling over the next Federal Government could drag on until the end of November.
- Rising FWO fines a warning to employers
Fines issued by the Fair Work Ombudsman have increased significantly in the past year, and experts say employers have to be as vigilant as ever to ensure compliance.