Fair Work Commission news

  • Should texting in sick be banned? by Chloe Taylor

    Australian employers are cracking down on employees who email or text when they are too ill to go to work, and are monitoring social media posts which often show that illnesses aren’t genuine.

  • FWC annual report: 343 bullying claims in six months by Chloe Taylor

    HC investigates how bullying claims can be dealt with before they become one of the mediations dealt with by the FWC.

  • Sydney employers dealing with sporadic attendance by Chloe Taylor

    Sydney is in disarray as the city copes with the aftermath of last night’s storm.

  • ACTU’s claim could destroy business flexibility by Chloe Taylor

    The ACTU’s proposed changes to the rights of casual workers could potentially impact businesses across Australia in all industries – here’s what you need to know.

  • HR’s biggest global challenge: legislation by Sarah Megginson

    How much of your day-to-day role is comprised of getting your head around yet another legislative change?

  • Subclass 457 Visa Reforms – Panel Recommendations and Compliance Measures by

    ​A review of Australia’s subclass 457 visa program for essential temporary skilled worker visas is now complete. Conducted by an independent panel, the review makes 22 key recommendations largely favoured by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and which are seen as positive steps towards a more streamlined visa program. It is expected that a formal government response, including the possible introduction of the necessary legislative changes, will follow in the coming months.

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