Industrial relations, disputes & unions (402 items)

High Court harassment response; New IR bill; and more

The High Court has updated and publicised its s-xual harassment policies in the wake of findings against a former judge. Also in this article, Western Australia's new IR bill; an employee retrenched at the height of COVID-19 who saw her employer advertising jobs weeks later can claim unfair dismissal; and more. » more »


ABC backpaying $12m; Employsure denies misrepresentation; Minimum wage ruling; and more

The ABC is backpaying $12 million plus a $600k contrition payment after underpaying nearly 2,000 employees. Also in this article, ACCC allegations against a workplace advisor; minimum wages rise; and more. » more »





Record underpayment fines; $615k adverse action order; Coles disputes class action; and more

An employer and individuals have been fined nearly $1m for underpaying workers; a bullied employee who was 'managed out' has been awarded $615k; Coles is facing a $150 million class action; and more. » more »


Rossato ruling limits workforce flexibility at crucial moment

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Impacts of the Rossato v WorkPac case are likely to include both a loss of flexibility for employers if more casuals convert to permanency, and also a rise in the irregularity and unpredictability of work for those who don't, experts say. » more »




JobKeeper program review; FWO slams underpayments; and more

The JobKeeper program will be reviewed next month to adjust for anomalies, misuse, and potential adjustment of its finish date, the Prime Minister has confirmed. Also in this article, the FWO slams big businesses' non-compliance with the FW Act; further changes to EA regulations; and more. » more »