Browsing: Employment law cases (2148 items)

False harassment claims on the rise, employers must be vigilant

Employers must be more vigilant than ever in developing and reinforcing anti-bullying policies in light of a significant spike in workplace bullying and harassment claims - many of them false, says Harmers Workplace Lawyers managing partner, Joydeep Hor.

Women's employer of choice list grows to 111

There are now 111 organisations recognised as employers of choice for women by the Federal Government's Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).

HR must stop 'ad hoc' responses to downturns

Any company that attempts short-term "stopgap" measures to reduce labour costs only to be forced to make large-scale public layoffs later "has to be classified as a workforce planning failure", says HR expert Dr John Sullivan.

Put in place policies to reduce mental illness and litigation

Employers can minimise the development and aggravation of workplace mental illness and dramatically reduce their exposure to litigation by putting in place an employee assistance program and developing a clear anti-bullying policy, according to workplace lawyer Greg Robertson.

Supervision critical in preventing employee fraud

As economic conditions worsen, employers that cut back on supervision and communication face a growing risk of employee fraud, warns workplace relations lawyer Chris Molnar.

The 10 do's and don'ts of the redundancy process

Employers that refrain from indiscriminately slashing staff numbers and adhere to the 10 "DOs and DON'Ts" of the redundancy process will be "poised to enjoy a competitive advantage" as the economy rebounds, according to the authors of a white paper from the Human Capital Institute and Taleo.

HR must design the table, not just get a seat at it

HR must make the shift from transactional to transformational - driving change within a business instead of just aligning with it - if it wants "a seat at the table", says the head of global HR consulting at Kelly Services.

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