Employment in a time of fiscal austerity

Safeguarding employment rights, upholding fairness, and building resilience in the workplace… Read More

90-day trial periods are back for all 

90-day trial provisions give employers an avenue to dismiss employees within their first 90 days of employment, and removes an employee’s right to raise a personal grievance for that dismissal.… Read More

A Cautionary Christmas Tale…

An Australian employer facing a fine of up to $87,000 for a bad taste and illegal Christmas party prank is a salutary reminder that it is time to consider the behaviours that should be expected in the workplace as we roll into the festive season.… Read More

Trial period provision soon to be removed for Accredited Employer Work Visa holders 

Employers under the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) scheme will not be allowed to use 90-day trial periods for AEWV holders from 29 October 2023.… Read More

What could the 2023 election mean for employment law? 

We look at this election’s major players and their policy proposals, and what major changes may (or may not) be in store should we have a change of government.… Read More

Talking politics at work a bad idea

A timely reminder that talking politics at work is always a bad idea – especially in the current climate.… Read More

A race against time for fair pay agreements

17 months fair pay agreements (FPAs) were passed into law, what has changed?… Read More

Help! A personal grievance, what should I do? 

Tips for business owners when handling an employee’s personal grievance claim… Read More

Why are we less tolerant in the workplace – and how do we fix it?

The behavioural changes that are evident across society are highlighted within the employment relationship. So how do we improve the mood at work?… Read More

Time for raising sexual harassment personal grievances extended to 12 months, effective immediately 

A new law extending the timeframe for raising a personal grievance for sexual harassment to 12 months has come into effect.… Read More

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