New code of practice for managing the mental health of FIFO workers: a first of its kind in Australia
Read all about the new code of practice for managing the mental health of FIFO workers here.
Potential prosecution by a safety regulator for poor workplace culture – is it coming to a workplace near you?
Mental health and duty of care in the workplace
Being Mean Won’t Keep Them Keen: The Role of Psychological Safety in High-Performing Workplaces
Do employees have a right to free speech in Australia?
Introduction There’s been a lot of publicity recently over Israel Folau and his problems with Rugby Australia over some controversial views about homosexuals and others he posted on social media. Some commentators have characterised that dispute as a contest between, on the one hand an employee’s right to religious freedom and freedom of speech, and...
Staying Ahead of the Curve: Overcoming Workforce Management Challenges in the Aged Care Industry
Juggling Mental Illness and Performance Management
Do employees have a right to remain silent?
#MeToo inspires employees to act: Dismissal of a Coles manager upheld by the Fair Work Commission
Read about a case where two junior female employees made complaints about inappropriate behaviour by a Duty Manager.
Terminations, unfair dismissal claims and some common pitfalls
Worker sacked for taking Nurofen Plus – how does your D&A Policy stack up?
#MeToo inspires employees to act: Dismissal of Coles manager upheld by Fair Work Commission
New Zealand: High Court clarifies reparations under the Health and Safety at Work Act
The High Court has released an important decision on the correct approach to reparation payments made under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA). Article courtesy of Russell McVeagh – more information here.
Have you got what it takes to manage an ill or injured worker?
Managing risks of ill and injured employees
Update on case involving whether employee can be compelled to give evidence in a coronial inquiry
Changes to the Employment Relations Act – what you need to know and implement
A number of changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 come into force today. Here’s what you need to know: Rest and Meal Breaks: Prescribed rest and meal breaks are introduced with effect from today. Employers will now have to provide employees with the correct number of rest and meal breaks but can agree with employees when...
Do you have operations in Singapore? Amendments to the Singapore Employment Act reviewed
2019 Minimum Wage Decision
Election 2019 Wrap-up: Will ScoMo Keep the Status quo?
Fair Work Ombudsman Targets the Fast Food, Restaurant and Café Industries
On Monday, 3 June 209 the Fair Work Ombudsman, Ms Sandra Parker, announced FWO’s priorities for 2019 – 2020, altering the agency’s public image from mediator to regulator. Law enforcement and adherence to Australian industrial relations laws are the top priorities, with a strong focus on targeting “priority industries” which include the Fast Food, Restaurant...