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workplace relations

Enforceable undertaking issued to self-reporting employer for underpayments

With payment of wages being in the media recently, sparked by recent large-scale, multi-million-dollar underpayments claims, it is increasingly important to understand your business’ obligations.

13 December 2020

workplace relations

November brings numerous modern award changes

November was a busy month for the Fair Work Commission with several decisions resulting in many modern awards being changed more than once.

13 December 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Employers reminded to celebrate the end of 2020 safely

End-of-year work celebrations are likely to be very different this year as employers face new risks and challenges to provide a safe environment for their staff.

15 December 2020

workplace relations

Employers urged by FWC to avoid using messaging apps

The Fair Work Commission has warned employers against using social media to communicate with staff after it found an employee was unfairly dismissed, despite the business being justified in their decision.

06 January 2021

health safety and wellbeing

The workplace health and safety risk that is too often overlooked

With the start of a new year, employers should be reviewing their mental health strategy to ensure the wellbeing of their employees and the long-term performance of the business.

12 January 2021

workplace relations

Grocery store owner taught a lesson in workers' rights

An economics professor who owned a grocery store claimed to be unaware of the minimum entitlements applicable to the business’ employees - who were paid as little as $10 an hour.

13 January 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Employers and employees give their verdict on flexible working

In collaboration with Bastion RM and Pitcher Partners, a survey by Bastion Insights has highlighted the benefits and pitfalls of working from home for both the employer and employee.

20 January 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work and employee both reject business’ redeployment offers

The Fair Work Commission has rejected an employer’s application to reduce redundancy pay, stating redeployment offers would have resulted in more travel and less pay, therefore unacceptable.

21 January 2021

economy

Businesses can now get paid for hiring new workers

As part of the Federal Government’s JobMaker Plan in the 2020-21 Federal Budget to support businesses and young workers, the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme is now open for registrations.

22 January 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Why businesses should be auditing mental health hazards

Regardless of your business’ size or industry, business leaders need to protect the workers and the business by introducing a mental health auditing program as part of regular operations.

27 January 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Worker loses unfair dismissal claim after being refused desk for home

A former employee has argued to the Fair Work Commission that he had no choice but to resign after his employer refused to provide a desk to work from home on during COVID-19 restrictions.

28 January 2021

education and training

Everything you and your new staff need in the onboarding process

Businesses are often overwhelmed by the planning, documentation and costs when onboarding new staff. Use this guide to help you implement a holistic and legally compliant process without the headache.

01 February 2021

health safety and wellbeing

'Time theft': Study reveals almost $100 billion in unpaid overtime

Since 2009, the Centre for Future Work and the Australia Institute have produced compelling data on ‘time theft,’ a broad term that considers both overwork and unpaid overtime in the workforce.

09 February 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Make the mental health of your staff a priority in 2021

There has never been a more important time than now for every business to pause, reflect and take action in creating a workplace environment that fosters positive mental health.

10 February 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Employee claims she was told to work unpaid or be 'eliminated’

An employer has been ordered to pay $14,550 to a former employee after claims the HR Manager demanded the employee work extra unpaid hours to make up for JobKeeper payments.

11 February 2021

economy

How Victoria’s ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown impacts your business

Following a cluster of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Melbourne, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a ‘circuit breaker lockdown’ for all Victorians. Here’s what your business needs to know.

12 February 2021


workplace relations

Enforceable undertaking issued to self-reporting employer for underpayments

13 December 2020

workplace relations

November brings numerous modern award changes

13 December 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Employers reminded to celebrate the end of 2020 safely

15 December 2020

workplace relations

Employers urged by FWC to avoid using messaging apps

06 January 2021

health safety and wellbeing

The workplace health and safety risk that is too often overlooked

12 January 2021

workplace relations

Grocery store owner taught a lesson in workers' rights

13 January 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Employers and employees give their verdict on flexible working

20 January 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work and employee both reject business’ redeployment offers

21 January 2021

economy

Businesses can now get paid for hiring new workers

22 January 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Why businesses should be auditing mental health hazards

27 January 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Worker loses unfair dismissal claim after being refused desk for home

28 January 2021

education and training

Everything you and your new staff need in the onboarding process

01 February 2021

health safety and wellbeing

'Time theft': Study reveals almost $100 billion in unpaid overtime

09 February 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Make the mental health of your staff a priority in 2021

10 February 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Employee claims she was told to work unpaid or be 'eliminated’

11 February 2021

economy

How Victoria’s ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown impacts your business

12 February 2021