Legislation & regulation (468 items)

Webcast: Preventative approaches to workplace harassment

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With no signs of the #metoo movement slowing down, high-profile s-xual harassment cases continue to shine a spotlight on employers' inactions and failings in this area. This webcast discusses legislative and policy developments, investigating allegations and responding to informal complaints, the pros and cons of mandating bystander action, and more. » more »



"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. » more »


"Imperfect agreement" on IR solutions; Dismissal roundup; and more

Working groups have largely agreed on the problems with Australia's industrial relations system, but the solutions will require some compromise, IR Minister Christian Porter has flagged. Also in this article: JobKeeper 2.0 regulations; new rulings on workplace misconduct, contract breaches and investigations; and more. » more »






FWC proposes WFH clauses; Employers' COVID responses ranked; and more

The Fair Work Commission is proposing to insert work-from-home and other flexible arrangements into modern awards. Also in this article: which industries have responded most smoothly to COVID; and the next step for remote working teams. » more »