HR has never been so challenged, important and busy, with no signs of slowing down. In this webcast, a lawyer discusses the most pressing issues HR professionals are likely to face during 2021 and how to prepare for them.
Despite some "confusing" and "contentious" elements, employers and workers have commended the Fair Work Act's coronavirus provisions, saying they have been vital to keeping businesses afloat and jobs in place.
More than 50 employers self-reported underpaying employees in the past year, the Fair Work Ombudsman's annual report shows. Meanwhile unfair dismissal claims have spiked in the Fair Work Commission, and general protections claims are now more common than EA approval applications.
Temporary changes to help employers manage pandemic conditions have been extended in 74 awards, but one remains in dispute. Also in this article: the impact of bystander action on bullying; and the scammers now targeting HR professionals.