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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
13
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
14
Does it pay to be a casual employee?
Employees could be compensated for annual leave twice if a casual loading is paid to the employee during employment.
Australia
24 Jan 2018
15
Enterprise agreements – the end of an era?
The benefits of enterprise agreements for employers may be too small when compared to the increased costs being faced.
Australia
24 Jan 2018
16
Restraints on labour flexibility: What all businesses need to know
Before dismissing any worker, the employer should check employment details, and if the labour hire company is licensed.
Australia
24 Jan 2018
17
Codes, cut-offs and curtains: Major developments in industrial relations in the building and construction industry in 2017
Employers in the building industry should be mindful of their obligations under these codes, and the powers of the ABCC.
Australia
24 Jan 2018
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You shall have a pass! FW Act permits required
An employer may require a union official to possess an entry permit even when the official has been invited on site.
Australia
24 Jan 2018
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The new IR Act commences today: the top 5 things you need to know
Here are the top 5 things employers need to know about the new Act.
Australia
5 Mar 2017
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Employee paid $1.3M for adverse action
This recent adverse action case has demonstrated that day to day employment decisions can be a high stakes contest.
Australia
4 Oct 2016
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