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Award changes extended; Bystanders' role in bullying; and more

Temporary changes to help employers manage pandemic conditions have been extended in 74 awards, but one remains in dispute. Also in this article: the impact of bystander action on bullying; and the scammers now targeting HR professionals. » more »


Scepticism understandable, but redundancy was genuine; Consultation duty clarified

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An employer that made a manager's role redundant, then sought to settle his unfair dismissal claim by offering to re-employ him, did not act unlawfully, the Fair Work Commission has found. But in another case, an employer that didn't consult with an employee beyond initial talks because it saw the task as futile has been ordered to pay him compensation. » more »








This week's top stories in brief

The week's biggest HR stories cover: dismissing employees for poor performance, failing to attend an IME, and 'time theft'; a $1.1m employment contract breach; encouraging employees back to the workplace; and more. » more »


"Imperfect agreement" on IR solutions; Dismissal roundup; and more

Working groups have largely agreed on the problems with Australia's industrial relations system, but the solutions will require some compromise, IR Minister Christian Porter has flagged. Also in this article: JobKeeper 2.0 regulations; new rulings on workplace misconduct, contract breaches and investigations; and more. » more »