Industrial relations, disputes & unions (402 items)

Webcast: Personal and accessorial liability in the workplace

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The extent to which individuals, including HR professionals, may be found personally liable for workplace breaches continues to expand and change under Australian law. In this webcast a workplace lawyer discusses individual liability issues, including accessorial liability under the Fair Work Act; personal liability under anti-discrimination and adverse action provisions; and much more. » more »


Constructive dismissal claim rejected; Pay rise ordered after flat wage growth; and more

An employee has failed to argue that a "casual" conversation about transfers meant she was pressured to resign, among recent FWC rulings. In other news, the Commission has ordered a seven per cent increase to workers denied a pay rise for five years; workplace wellbeing programs might be failing men; and more. » more »



Drinking dismissal upheld; Minimum entitlements proposed for gig workers; and more

In the latest instalment in a long-running dispute, the Fair Work Commission has upheld the sacking of a worker who breached his employer's zero-tolerance alcohol policy. Also in this article, Fair Work amendments proposed for gig workers; fixes for Australia's "insecure work crisis"; workplace favouritism findings; and more. » more »


Developments in EA applications; Changes for working parents; and more

An employer's EA application has failed after it provided "bland" award comparisons; how childcare subsidy changes affect working parents; research outlines the workplace's role in reducing mental illness; and more. » more »






Which employees are "award-free"? Gender equality leaders named; and more

The Fair Work Commission has cast some doubt on which employees can be considered "award-free", employment lawyers warn. Also in this article, a record number of workplaces have received gender-equality recognition; skills shortages are the top threat to company growth; the national data breach scheme begins today; and more. » more »