Bulletin - Autumn 2016

Our Workplace Relations & Safety Bulletin contains articles on topical issues for employers. In this edition: workplace investigations, sham contracting, how social media can contribute to bullying, disciplining employees over safety breaches, and more.  Read more...

Bulletin - Spring 2015

Our quarterly Workplace Relations & Safety Bulletin contains articles on topical issues for employers. In this edition: Managing party season | Protecting client relationships through restraints | Mass inconvenience not grounds enough to stop industrial action | Disability discrimination | Super problems during the Christmas season... and more  Read more...

Bulletin - Winter 2015

Our quarterly Workplace Relations & Safety Bulletin contains articles on topical issues for employers. In this edition: Managing poor performers – some practical tips | Operating an independent agency: employee or contractor? | Down, but not out: expired enterprise agreements may still be terminated | No beards, no worries: Victorian Supreme Court finds Police grooming policy not discriminatory  Read more...

Bulletin - Autumn 2015

Our quarterly Workplace Relations & Safety Bulletin contains articles on topical issues for employers. In this edition: No adverse action despite termination letter referring to taking of sick leave | Unpaid interns - cheap labour that could cost you | What it takes to bargain in good faith | Sexual behaviour not protected by Sex Discrimination Act |Dismissals on safety grounds - fair cop or not?  Read more...

Bulletin - Summer 2015

Our quarterly Workplace Relations & Safety Bulletin contains articles on topical issues for employers. In this edition: Modern awards - assessing coverage and application; Employment restraints - is it reasonable to freeze an ex-employee in 8,190 ways?; Interpreting enterprise agreements - what's involved?; Wrongful termination for reaching retirement age; Supreme Court of NSW confirms wide scope of pwers granted to inspectors under WHS legislation; and more.  Read more...

2015 - Hot topics in workplace relations and safety

In this eBulletin, we look at what are likely to be the key workplace relations and safety issues and developments in 2015, and what they mean for employers.  Read more...

Bulletin - Spring 2014

Our quarterly Workplace Relations & Safety Bulletin contains articles on topical issues for employers. In this edition: "Legal Professional Privilege Applies"... or does it? Direction to work additional hours unreasonable; Email footers, voicemail messages and messages on company cars are valid industrial action; and Employer's race discrimination investigation upheld as sufficient.  Read more...

Bulletin - Winter 2014

Our quarterly Workplace Relations & Safety Bulletin contains articles on topical issues for employers. In this edition: Pregnancy discrimination still problematic in the workplace; First substantive decision in the Fair Work Commission's new anti-bullying jurisdiction; Franchises and safety - who is in control?  Read more...

Damages for sexual harassment on the rise

A recent decision of a Full Bench of the Federal Court signals an upwards shift in the benchmark for general damages for unlawful sexual harassment – and potentially other workplace discrimination and harassment. In this eBulletin, we discuss the case and what the outcome means for employers.  Read more...

It pays to be young - FWC awards pay rise to 20 year old retail workers

In a decision likely to affect many retail businesses, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has scrapped the 90% wage rate for 20 year old retail workers, ruling that they should receive the full adult rate after they have been employed for at least six months.  Read more...

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