A union has launched a class action on behalf of long-term casuals, seeking annual leave entitlements estimated at $12 million. Also in this article: discrimination accounts for a growing proportion of reasons behind the gender pay gap.
A dismissed employee has failed to gain orders against former colleagues she claimed were still bullying her by calling her phone. Also in this article: recent dismissal rulings; why diversity and inclusion programs fail to drive change; and the biggest causes of pay rate discrepancies.
Nearly half of Australian employers plan to increase their permanent HR staff over the coming year, new research shows. Also in this article: warning signs of unconscious bias; taking a user-experience approach to EVPs; concerns about pay transparency; and more.
An employee whose psychological injury claim helped reform the 'administrative action' test has lost her latest appeal for compensation. Also in this article, industries ranked by executives' health; HR is still too attached to paper records; and more.
The dismissal of an employee for drunken behaviour has "significant application across Australian workplaces" and warranted rehearing by appeal, the Fair Work Commission has ruled. Also in this article, D&I programs are missing their mark; communicating STP changes to employees; and more.
Employers have substantially lifted their game on LGBTI inclusion in the past year, and the top-performing organisations are no longer just banks and professional services firms, results of the Australian Workplace Equality Index show.
Even organisations that claim to be LGBTI-inclusive can inadvertently use "offensive" language in their policies, an expert warns. This article also sets out what employers are doing at the mid-level and leading edge of workplace inclusion.
A new jurisdiction to deal with underpayments will be established if Labor wins the election on Saturday, opposition leader Bill Shorten has announced. Meanwhile, the major parties have revealed where they stand on workplace diversity; new-hire pay rates have increased slightly; and more.
Workplace programs aimed at creating employment opportunities for people with autism are focusing unduly on limited roles within STEM arenas, according to a talent acquisition specialist. Meanwhile, a pilot study into recruiting people on the autism spectrum has found a modified strategy more beneficial than traditional selection processes.
Managing caregiving employees has never been so challenging, and policies that were considered "progressive" not long ago are now just "expected". Learn what now ranks as best practice and where your organisation can step up at this HR Daily webinar.