ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – One of ELM’s most informative contributors, Marie-Claire Foley, Partner at Ashurst, in this video details two main trends happening in the IR space at the moment. On top of highlighting what these are, she goes on to explain possible reasons.
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – Hear what Cathy Lyndon’s views are on the developments in the Industrial Relations and Enterprise Bargaining area within Australia. Are you aware of all these?
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.”
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.
“The two Bills that triggered the nation’s double dissolution election, namely, the Registered Organisations Bill 2014 and the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013, have passed through Parliament,” writes the team at Cooper Grace Ward in this article.
Experienced IR Senior Associate, Kate Lehane, thinks that “something which is causing a lot of concern for employers at the moment are the prescriptive processes around enterprise bargaining and issues surrounding the ‘better off overall test’. A number of recent decisions have created some real doubt around these issues,” she writes in this exclusive.
“While the government is committed to maintaining a strong safety net, we need to acknowledge the inflexibility within current industrial relations system, the disincentives to employment and do what we can to change them…” says Federal Employment Minister, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash.
Having practised employment law for over 20 years now, Maree Skinner tells us in this exclusive how the scope of what employment lawyers do has changed. She highlights that HR teams are experiencing an increase in claims and difficulties with poor behaviour from employees.