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...

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...

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