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The top five Fair Work changes employers can expect from a Labor government
The article examines 5 proposed Labor changes which could impact most on employers in the field of employment relations.
Australia
17 May 2019
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Is your restraint clause valid? CK win highlights issues.
Discussion about recent restraint of trade case that illustrates the issue of validity.
Australia
30 Jan 2019
3
Lessons for employers in low risk industries from $1 million safety step fall
Employers, including those in traditional white collar industries, should continually refine their approach to safety.
Australia
14 Dec 2018
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The future of BOOT and loaded rates in enterprise agreements
As the FWC's application of the BOOT becomes more technical, the utility of enterprise bargaining becomes more uncertain.
Australia
14 Dec 2018
5
The evolving climate of labour hire in Australia
Despite the fact that use of labour hire remains steady over the past decade, the FWO spotlight is on labour hire firms.
Australia
13 Dec 2018
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Managers on notice about the potential personal costs of unlawful disciplinary decisions
Employers should minimise the exposure for senior managers to possible accessorial liability claims under the FW Act.
Australia
13 Dec 2018
7
Findings & Forecasts: Major developments in industrial relations in the building and construction industry in 2018 & 2019
Regardless of political party, change is the new norm for industrial relations in the building and construction industry.
Australia
13 Dec 2018
8
What can employers expect in the workplace relations space from a new Labor government in 2019?
Industrial relations remains one of the few policy areas in which key differences remain between major political parties.
Australia
13 Dec 2018
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Amendments to FW Act to make enterprise bargaining less technical?
The enterprise agreement making process requires adherence to strict legislative steps before employees can vote.
Australia
13 Dec 2018
10
The seven things you need to do right now if you employ casual employees
Certain employees may be entitled to paid annual leave, even if they have been paid a casual loading in compensation.
Australia
13 Oct 2018
11
Bar raised again for employers seeking approval of enterprise agreements
An employer must be able to give evidence about the employees' understanding of an enterprise agreement before approval.
Australia
7 Jun 2018
12
Check your timesheets – in excess of $120,000 in penalties for employer who failed to keep time and wages records
Failure to keep employee records results in penalties as well as difficulty in disproving alleged employee underpayments.
Australia
18 May 2018
13
The comic contract movement - when a picture really is worth 1000 words
Article discusses the new comic contract movement and its pros and cons.
Australia
16 May 2018
14
How to make an employee redundant and avoid legal risk
Managers need to ensure proper process for redundancy is followed, to avoid unfair dismissal and adverse action claims.
Australia
11 May 2018
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Jail time and seven figure penalties for WHS breaches by employers
Employers should have a robust and effective WHS system or the costs can be severe – both personally and financially.
Australia
19 Apr 2018
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Work health and safety management systems: jail time imposed and million dollar damages awarded in Queensland
Recent decisions (jail time and high penalties) underscore the importance of having a robust and effective WHS management system.
Australia
17 Apr 2018
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Worse than a hangover: The importance of an effective drug and alcohol policy
With the holiday season well underway, employers should review the effectiveness of their drug and alcohol policies.
Australia
25 Jan 2018
18
Unlawful discrimination in the workplace – Employer exposure widens
Acting on bad behaviour may be unlawful and discriminatory, where that behaviour is a function of an injury or illness.
Australia
25 Jan 2018
19
New reforms to the Fair Work Act apply to employers and franchisors
These reforms address widespread concern into the exploitation of vulnerable workers through underpayment or coercion.
Australia
25 Jan 2018
20
Navigating the new industrial manslaughter laws
It is now possible that any individual with management responsibilities could be prosecuted for industrial manslaughter.
Australia
25 Jan 2018
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