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Annualised salaries and set-off clauses: are they worth the trouble?
In depth discussion about the use of annualised salaries and set-off arrangements under common law contracts.
Australia
18 Sep 2019
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Biometric technology in the workplace why unfair dismissal claims are just the (finger) tip of the iceberg
Recent case regarding biometric data collection in the workplace raises issues & provides guidance for employers.
Australia
11 Jun 2019
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Migrant Workers Taskforce and Franchise Sector Reports: further crackdown on worker exploitation imminent
This article briefly considers the Migrant Workers Taskforce (MWT) Report and the 'Fairness in Franchising' Report.
Australia
1 Apr 2019
4
New work health and safety laws in Western Australia – A step closer
WA employers, directors and senior managers must demonstrate a sound understanding of model WHS laws as they apply in WA.
Australia
6 Jul 2018
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When is swearing in the workplace a basis for dismissal?
A round-up of cases (and their key points) from the past 12 months in which swearing took centre stage.
Australia
22 May 2018
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#Timesup on turning a blind eye: How to take active steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace
Remember that employers can be held vicariously liable for any acts of sexual harassment committed in the workplace.
Australia
8 Mar 2018
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Mental health and workplace investigations: what are your obligations?
Mental illness in the workplace is an area for all employers to bear in mind when conducting workplace investigations.
Australia
7 Feb 2018
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High Court decisions to prompt rethink of bargaining strategies
Employers should carefully consider their industrial bargaining strategies for EAs in light of these recent decisions.
Australia
15 Dec 2017
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Federal Court quashes enterprise agreement voted up by only three employees
This article examines the impact of the decision on the enterprise agreement-making process, with lessons for employers.
Australia
7 Dec 2017
10
How to avoid HR Christ-messes at your workplace functions this silly season.
Handy tips for keeping your silly season social functions stress free.
Australia
29 Nov 2017
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WA on the march towards model work health and safety laws
WA employers will need to prepare for a number of changes in work health and safety (WHS) laws over the next two years.
Australia
4 Sep 2017
12
Employment, Labour & Safety: Mid-Year Review – 2017
The review examines significant legislative and policy developments, decisions, and key WHS issues to affect businesses.
Australia
3 Sep 2017
13
Australian Parliament passes Corrupting Benefits legislation and preserves the Building Code
The Corrupting Benefits Bill passes recommendations of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.
Australia
15 Aug 2017
14
My Start Up is grown up – Now what about the Humans? Ten things employers need to know
As Start-ups grow, they can find it is important to work out and agree on how people within the business should behave.
Australia
2 Sep 2016
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Teaching old dogs new tricks: The Fair Work Commission New Approaches program
The program will offer an additional avenue to facilitate bargaining, introduce change and resolve workplace conflict.
Australia
4 Jul 2016
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The long arm of adverse action: independent investigations and performance reviews
This case demonstrates how important it is for employers to be clear, in their reasons for taking any adverse action.
Australia
30 May 2016
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Are your contractors paying award wages? It might be your problem if they are not!
Businesses at the top of the supply chain may be held responsible if their contractors are underpaying their workers.
Australia
12 May 2016
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Knock Knock, Who's There? – What not to do when union officials seek entry to your worksite
If union officials are just allowed entry onto a worksite, they are not bound by the rules of conduct for right of entry.
Australia
12 May 2016
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What's up, Doc? A practical guide to directing employees to undergo medical assessments
Before directing an employee to undergo an independent medical assessment, an employer should ask itself these questions.
Australia
15 Apr 2016
20
Legal professional privilege – Keeping workplace ‘laundry' private
The article discusses access to privileged investigation reports and how employers can still keep their business private.
Australia
28 Mar 2016
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