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Host ordered to reinstate on-hire worker; General protections claims increasing; and more

The Federal Court has ordered a host employer to reinstate a labour hire worker until her adverse action claim against it is determined. Also in this article, general protections claims continue to rise; the FWO won record penalties in the past financial year; and more. » more »





IR expert calls for broader definition of 'employee'; Confidentiality breach proves costly; and more

Broadening the FW Act definition of 'employee' would go some way to addressing lagging wage growth, employment law academic Ron McCallum says. Also in this article, an employer pays dearly for a confidentiality breach; a recap of recent case law; and more. » more »


No privilege for workplace bullying report; Incentives at heart of all banking misconduct; and more

An employer will have to produce its workplace investigation report in defending a stop-bullying claim, with the FWC rejecting it was subject to legal professional privilege. Also in this article, an interim report on banking and finance misconduct places the blame squarely on incentives; research shows working fathers don't get enough support from employers; and more. » more »



Union targeting labour hire clients; Stop-bullying claim to proceed; Skills shortages increasing; and more

Host employers that set rosters far in advance could be breaching the Fair Work Act if they allow "permanent casual" labour hire workers to fill their shifts, a union claims. Meanwhile, the Fair Work Commission rejected an employer's argument that it wasn't covered by stop-bullying laws; we recap recent rulings on performance management, unfair dismissal, adverse action and redundancy; research shows recruiting top talent is becoming more difficult; and more. » more »