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Thursday, 19 August 2021 12:55PM
An employee who claimed she was constructively dismissed because she couldn't return to full-time work after parental leave "cut short" her options by resigning, the Fair Work Commission has found.
Thursday, 08 July 2021 3:43PM
An employee who applied for a full-time job then requested part-time hours has failed to prove her employer's refusal amounted to discrimination on the basis of her parenting responsibilities.
Wednesday, 07 July 2021 4:47PM
Many employers are keen to host workplace-based vaccinations but some major impediments need addressing. Also in this article, culture changes at KPMG and more.
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 4:12PM
Taking a "family-friendly" approach to working parents is not just supporting employees but also challenging societal barriers in a male-dominated industry, an HR leader says.
Monday, 19 April 2021 4:07PM
Women have borne a disproportionate amount of the burden during COVID, new research shows, highlighting five key strategies for HR/employers. Also in this article, how dads and partners taking parental leave improves mothers' mental health.
Thursday, 28 January 2021 4:39PM
Employers that tried to help employees during the pandemic by allowing them to take personal/carer's leave are now at risk of having to re-credit it, a workplace lawyer warns in light of a new ruling.
Thursday, 28 January 2021 3:33PM
An employer that made a "genuine mistake" in allowing a worker to use carer's leave during COVID has been ordered to re-credit it.
Thursday, 29 October 2020 4:31PM
An employee had an 'unrealistic' expectation that her employer should have delayed making her role redundant until after her parental leave, the Fair Work Commission has ruled.
Friday, 24 April 2020 3:30PM
Working parents currently require more support than ever to maintain their productivity, but there's no one size fits all approach to providing it, specialists say.
Friday, 20 March 2020 4:08PM
A high proportion of Australia's most experienced workers are juggling caring responsibilities for their children and retired parents at the same time, and the potential toll on their health and their productivity was huge even before the coronavirus started having an impact, an expert warns.
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