Employment law

$200,000 penalty for 'inexplicable and heinous' treatment of workers

$200,000 penalty for 'inexplicable and heinous' treatment of workers

The employees had not been provided with any sick leave, holiday pay or public holiday entitlements

Government announces sweeping visa changes

Government announces sweeping visa changes

'The new employer assisted temporary work visa process is more streamlined and less complex'

How to manage employee investigations effectively

How to manage employee investigations effectively

Karyn Gould of K3 Consulting discusses how unfair employee dismissals can impact firms

Migrant exploitation leads to home detention

Migrant exploitation leads to home detention

For some weeks the employee’s hourly rate of pay was under three dollars an hour

House speaker's photo sparks calls for family-friendly workplaces

House speaker's photo sparks calls for family-friendly workplaces

'Most working people struggle to balance the needs of a baby with the demands of their boss'

When does overtime become unreasonable?

When does overtime become unreasonable?

“Salaried employees are often expected to work a reasonable amount of overtime, but one top lawyer says HR should be careful of pushing staff too far.”