- Redundancy safety net to expand
Financial protection for employees of bankrupt companies has been increased to the dismay of business groups.
- NSW Government gives extra festive day off
The NSW Government has guaranteed it a public holiday when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day falls on a weekend in a bid to improve work-life balance.
- Google pay hike is ‘short sighted’
Google’s announcement that it is to award a 10 per cent pay rise for its entire global workforce has been criticised for being a “short-term tactic that won’t prevent the Facebook brain-drain” by a leading reward expert.
- PricewaterhouseCoopers hit by sexist email scandal
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is facing sexism claims after an email sent between a group of male employees rating the looks of young female recruits went viral on the internet.
- Ai Group warns of festive holiday period chaos
Employers are facing public holiday chaos with six states adopting five different approaches to proclaiming Christmas / New Year public holidays, according to Ai Group chief executive Heather Ridout.
- Unemployment settles at 5.1 per cent
Job ads showed only a modest 0.6 per cent increase in October, as Australia’s unemployment rate looks likely to remain at 5.1 per cent.