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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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The parent trap – Adverse action, parental leave and redundancy
It may not unlawful to make an employee redundant while on parental leave, but employers could still face adverse action.
Australia
14 Mar 2016
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Unions now need an MSD to kick-start bargaining
This recent FWA change means that a union must go through the MSD process in order to compel an employer to bargain.
Australia
20 Dec 2015
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Management's understanding of notice determines the nature of industrial action: Federal Court
If a notice of intended industrial action is ambiguous, management's understanding determines the scope of the action.
Australia
24 Aug 2015
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Three’s (NOT) a crowd - Full Federal Court upholds enterprise agreement voted up by only three employees
An employer can enter into an enterprise agreement with a limited number of employees, with potential to apply to others.
Australia
11 Mar 2015
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