ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – We are reminded in this video by Stephen Booth that if something is too good to be true, it probably is. A look at where companies are being liable for things within their supply chain and how to watch out you don’t get caught as an accessory.
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – Minter Ellison Partner and industry recognised employment lawyer, Karl Blake, highlights the two most important things to remember when discussing accessorial liability, based on feedback from the recent HR Law Masterclass. If you’re in HR, definitely watch this!
We learn from Cathy Lyndon what is happening in the EB and IR space. Specifically also, “Since the Aurizon Full Bench decision in 2015 the position has changed, and the Commission has recognised that the legislative scheme does not require, or indeed intend, agreements to continue in perpetuity.”
The Turnbull Government announced on 18 April 2017 that it is abolishing its 457 visa program and replacing it with a new Temporary Skill Shortage visa program. Implementation of the visa reforms commenced immediately and are to be completed in March 2018. Read about its implications for employers.
An employer has been cleared of adverse action claims because it was able to demonstrate that its decision not to employ a candidate was based on medical evidence relevant to whether the candidate could perform the inherent requirements of the particular position.
The Federal government’s proposed amendment to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act) to address exploitation of workers will, if it becomes law, affect employers, related body corporates, franchisors and franchisees. The proposed changes include increasing pecuniary penalties tenfold for serious contraventions of the Act.
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.”