Coronavirus (COVID-19) (169 items)




Employees 'pushed to their limits' as COVID takes mental health toll

Research is painting a dire picture of employees' mental health, despite the extra efforts employers claim to be making. Also in this article, how an employee newsletter became a support network during the pandemic, and where workplace mental health programs are headed next. » more »



Award changes extended; Bystanders' role in bullying; and more

Temporary changes to help employers manage pandemic conditions have been extended in 74 awards, but one remains in dispute. Also in this article: the impact of bystander action on bullying; and the scammers now targeting HR professionals. » more »


Scepticism understandable, but redundancy was genuine; Consultation duty clarified

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An employer that made a manager's role redundant, then sought to settle his unfair dismissal claim by offering to re-employ him, did not act unlawfully, the Fair Work Commission has found. But in another case, an employer that didn't consult with an employee beyond initial talks because it saw the task as futile has been ordered to pay him compensation. » more »