Employment law & Industrial relations

  • New data douses union claims: casual workforce steady by Stephanie Zillman

    Despite a long-running ACTU campaign claiming Australian employers exploit the casual workforce, new figures turn that view on its head – the numbers haven’t changed in 10 years.

  • Less formal approach to bullying dilemma by Rose Sneyd

    A workplace bullying expert is calling upon employers and employees to take a step back from formal complaints, and to consider other options.

  • Spotlight on best practice redundancies by Stephanie Zillman

    New data has revealed some 13% of Australian employers are planning to decrease their level of hiring during the second quarter of 2013. HC talks to the experts on how to HR can navigate the process unscathed.

  • FWC green lights longer individual workplace arrangements by Stephanie Zillman

    A full bench decision by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) means employers and employees will now have the freedom to enter into individual workplace arrangements for longer periods before the deals can be terminated.

  • Fair Work says no to pay on days off by Stephanie Zillman

    The nation's workplace watchdog has thrown out a union bid which would have seen enforced public holiday payments to employees not rostered to work.

  • Protect your company from internal damage by Iain Hopkins

    A recent case has highlighted the need for companies to put strategies in place to protect their businesses from internal fraud.

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