Post employment restraints is a buzzing topic at the moment and in this short article by Warwick Ryan of Swaab Attorneys, he provides a few tips for employers on how to review this issue in their own workplaces. “Without effective post-employment restraint clauses – who really owns the business?” he asks.
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – A current challenge for many Australian employers is their lack of understanding on changes to Right of Entry in their workplace. Michelle Dawson of Madgwicks gives us a quick reminder of employer and union’s rights and obligations.
Minter Ellison’s Karl Blake further details issues around accessorial liability in this exclusive interview. He also highlights what he sees as key challenges for employers in 2017, including “continued focus on the responsibility of franchisors and others up the supply chain… the operation of the new Building Code… expect some changes to the making of enterprise agreements”.
In this extremely detailed and informative article Marie-Claire Foley of Ashurst specifies challenges with current EBAs, case examples where EBAs are in the spotlight and what she believes employers need to keep an eye on for 2017 in the IR space. “Employers need to be aware about what has changed, how those changes will affect their business, and what proposed changes are in the legislative pipeline.”
Richard Ottley details the recent decision of AMWU v Donau Pty Ltd  FWCFB 3075 where the majority of the Full Bench of the FWC determined that periods of “regular and systematic” employment as a casual before an employee becomes permanent are to be counted as periods of service for the purpose of calculating notice and redundancy pay.
Madgwick’s Partner Michelle Dawson again provides us with an HR Manager’s “To Do” list for this year. “Happy 2017! With the new year now in full swing, here is this year’s list of 10 key items that we think should be on every HR Manager’s (or business owner’s) “To Do” list in 2017.”
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – Video featuring Peter Chemis of Buddle Findlay, providing his employment law perspective on the topic of “good faith” and how if you understand these general concepts, you will be better off when dealing with issues in the workplace.
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – Jennifer Mills, Head of Employment Law at Anthony Harper takes us through the issues and lessons learnt from the H v A decision in New Zealand. The question around “fairness” within an investigation was disputed – watch her interview here.
The Full Court of the Federal Court has overturned the FWC’s approval of an enterprise agreement made with employees who had not commenced work covered by the agreement.
Luke Gattuso of Page Seager answers three specific questions arising from our recent investigations workshop… “refusal to answer the questions may result in you drawing inferences adverse to them in weighing up all of the available evidence”.