- National OH&S regime nears
A new report tabled by Workplace Relations Minister Julia Gillard may well form the blueprint for consistent occupational health and safety legislation
- Employers seek changes to IR Bill
EMPLOYER GROUPS have expressed concern at the prospect of additional workplace regulation and labour costs at a time of global economic crisis, a forecast rise in unemployment and a downturn in domestic business activity
- IR causes confusion in construction
Recent changes to industrial relations legislation is more of an interference than a help for some industries, according to Tony Noonan, group human resources manager, MacMahon Holdings.
- More older women in the workforce
THE NUMBER of women in the workplace over the age of 55 will increase by 19 per cent between now and 2012.
- Does one IR umbrella really provide protection?
Human Resources practitioners are often called upon to determine whether a Federal or State law applies to an employee.
- Maternity leave access is falling
THERE HAS been a drop in the number of women with access to paid maternity leave in the last year, according to recent Australian Bureau of Statistics figures