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Webcast: HR hot spots 2021

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.

What to expect among 2021's HR 'hot spots'

HR's challenges around remote and flexible working will continue to develop in 2021, while compliance is an area that "will come back with a vengeance", an employment lawyer says.

"Significant increase" in self-reported underpayments; Dismissal claims boom

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.

Hours reduction contravened Fair Work Act

An employer that stood down an employee in light of reduced demand for her work did so in contravention of the Fair Work Act, and has been ordered to reinstate her previous hours.

Award changes extended; Bystanders' role in bullying; and more

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.

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