Parents & carers (70 items)






Double maternity leave at half pay not counted towards service; Gig workers happier; and more

An employee who spread 16 weeks of maternity leave pay over 32 weeks has failed to convince a court that the extra 16 weeks should also count towards her service. Also in this article: recent dismissal rulings; Australia and New Zealand's best employers; and why gig workers have better mental health than the rest of the working population. » more »



Court overturns misconduct suspension; Employer wins adverse action costs; and more

The Federal Court has lifted an employee's suspension for alleged serious misconduct, accepting her reputation could suffer if she wasn't allowed to return to work. Also in this article, a talent manager who stole confidential files has been ordered to pay an employer's court costs; two employers have announced new parental leave initiatives; and more. » more »


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 »


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 »