Penalty rate cuts due to take effect next month

In this eBulletin we take a look at the Fair Work Commission’s latest decision, and touch on the possibility that the phase in period could be further delayed by unions seeking an on-going stay while they challenge the penalty rates decision in the Federal Court.  Read more...

Bulletin - Issue 1, 2017

Our Workplace Relations & Safety Bulletin contains articles on topical issues for employers. In this edition: if you can rely on a criminal record to make employment decisions; when post-employment restraints can be justified; and whether an employer can investigate an employee’s Facebook page without breaking privacy laws.
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Bulletin - Spring 2016

Our Workplace Relations & Safety Bulletin contains articles on topical issues for employers. In this edition: the legalities of gardening leave; the importance of a notice of employee representational rights in the bargaining of an enterprise agreement; and
the safety obligations that may pose a risk in the retail supply chain.  Read more...

Bulletin - Winter 2016

Our Workplace Relations & Safety Bulletin contains articles on topical issues for employers. In this edition: steps to take to prevent workplace bullying; managing employee dismissals after they've publicly criticised their employer; handling pre-employment representations; and disciplinary action against workers for conduct connected with participation in industrial action.  Read more...

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...

Company letterhead invalidates Notice of Employee Representational Rights

The Fair Work Commission has rejected an enterprise agreement application because the Notice of Employee Representational Rights was wrongly placed on company letterhead. In this Alert, we look at what this decision means for employers and where to from here.  Read more...

Fair Work Amendment Act 2015 - you can't always get what you want

The House of Representatives recently accepted extensive changes to the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 forced by Senate cross benchers. In this eBulletin, we take a look at the changes and what they will mean for employers.  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...

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