Workplace sexual harassment, harassment and bullying
Tim Frost from HWL Ebsworth discusses some current observations regarding sexual harassment, harassment and bullying.
Managing the risk of workplace bullying – A renewed focus on psychosocial risks
The WHS Response to psychological health and a PCBU’s obligations
Mental health study could pave the way for better prevention and more resilient workers
Stupid Comes in Every Flavour
These stupid events actually happened. the stupid people are real. we’ve changed their names and details to avoid assaulting you with the identities of the ignorant. you have been warned.
New Zealand: What to do when you suspect an employee is lying during a disciplinary process
Offensive language within the workplace: When does it cross the line?
Do employees have a right to free speech in Australia?
Key lessons for HR to minimise unfair dismissal risks
Tim McDonald from Moray & Agnew provides some key lessons for HR to minimise unfair dismissal risks.
Consultation: is a dismissal harsh, unjust or unreasonable without it?
ASIC Releases Draft Whistleblower Policy Guide
The Dangers of Digital Dismissals
Clarifying a company’s rights as a defendant to a safety prosecution
A recent decision of the Full Federal Court in Helicopter Resources Pty Ltd v Commonwealth of Australia has clarified that a company which is a defendant to a safety prosecution has substantially the same rights as a natural person under the system of criminal justice. Accordingly, with the exception of producing documents in response to a subpoena,...
Reach Hire: the evidentiary burden for employers hosting labour hire workers
Part 2: Industrial Manslaughter laws introduced to Victorian parliament today
Part 1: Industrial Manslaughter laws introduced to Victorian parliament today
Parental Leave Entitlements: the cost of getting it wrong and how not to
Parental Leave Entitlements: the cost of getting it wrong and how not to Shanni Zoeller Throughout the life of your business, you will have employees take parental leave. It is important to know what their parental leave entitlements are, so you can ensure appropriate arrangements are made to accommodate both the business and the employee...
NEW ZEALAND: An update on holiday pay and contractors rights
NEW ZEALAND: A third category of worker in NZ? MBIE seeks your feedback
NEW ZEALAND: Government releases draft Bill on the legalislation of recreational cannabis ahead of the 2020 referendum
NEW ZEALAND: Hurt and humiliation payouts on the rise
Statistics and case law confirm a striking and continuous upward trend in awards for hurt and humiliation under section 123 of the Employment Relations Act 2000. For the first half of this decade (and for years preceding that) hurt and humiliation awards remained largely consistent, with judges following and establishing fixed precedents. But from around...