In an unusual twist of events a recent case held that the employer had suffered adverse action. More commonly, adverse action cases involve situations where the employer has allegedly taken adverse action against one or more employees. This cause of action, however, is available to a number of parties, including employers. In BHP Coal Pty […]Read more »
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In addition to the well-publicised anti-bullying measures introduced on 1 January 2014, there are several other changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 that also came into effect on 1 January and have implications for employers. The legislation includes a new requirement for all modern awards and enterprise agreements to include a clause requiring employers […]Read more »
2014 is well under way. If you’re a small to medium business owner you may be finalising your business plan for this year – or perhaps your team is already working towards its goals for this quarter. Managing your organisation’s performance effectively entails managing your employees’ performance effectively. An annual performance appraisal is an integral […]Read more »
Does the mention of superannuation cause your eyes to glaze over? We agree it may not be the most scintillating of topics, but it’s an important one nonetheless. Employers need to be across their super obligations and aware of imminent changes which are part of a wider reform process designed to strengthen Australia’s superannuation system. […]Read more »
From 1 January 2014, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) will deal with workplace bullying claims from workers within 14 days of the complaint being made, and will have powers to make orders to stop the bullying. Financial penalties will apply to employers who contravene FWC orders resulting from a bullying claim. This article looks at […]Read more »