Federal Court of Australia news

Record-breaking fine for business breaching Fair Work Act

Record-breaking fine for business breaching Fair Work Act

The penalties are a record against an employer for failing to pay unfair dismissal compensation

Litigating the glass ceiling

Litigating the glass ceiling

Class actions alleging gender discrimination are ubiquitous in the US. Helen Donovan and Kirsty Faichen look at whether Australia is set to go down the same path

The role of mediation in employment law

The role of mediation in employment law

Where does mediation sit in Australia’s complex workplace law framework?

Time to call in the mediator

Time to call in the mediator

Mediation as a form of resolving workplace disputes has escalated in popularity in recent times – but can it help resolve that most damaging of environments: the toxic workplace?

Do your workers pass the “duck test”?

Do your workers pass the “duck test”?

If you don’t want to ruffle any feathers, it’s important to make sure that the distinction is made between employees and contractors – or you could end up footing a legal bill.