Parents & carers (63 items)

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 »



HR manager's redundancy genuine; Support wanes for LGBTI inclusion; and more

An HR manager who accused his boss of stealing from the business has failed to prove his redundancy wasn't genuine. Also in this article, has marriage equality lessened support for LGBTI inclusion? Plus what makes reverse mentoring successful; and more. » more »


Dismissal for excessive drinking upheld; Mock CVs promote mental health; and more

An employee who drank excessive amounts of alcohol out of work hours was fairly sacked for breaching his employer's policies, the Fair Work Commission has ruled. Also in this article, nine features of a mentally healthy workplace, the benefits of 'keeping-in-touch' programs, 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 »



"Argy-bargy" warranted sacking; Top EVPs revealed; CEOs still overpaid; and more

Qantas was right to sack an employee after an altercation he described as mere "argy-bargy", the Fair Work Commission has ruled. Also in this article, EVP trends; executive pay issues; research on parental leave and upskilling; and more. » more »