HR research, reports & books (813 items)

IR expert calls for broader definition of 'employee'; Confidentiality breach proves costly; and more

Broadening the FW Act definition of 'employee' would go some way to addressing lagging wage growth, employment law academic Ron McCallum says. Also in this article, an employer pays dearly for a confidentiality breach; a recap of recent case law; and more. » more »


No privilege for workplace bullying report; Incentives at heart of all banking misconduct; and more

An employer will have to produce its workplace investigation report in defending a stop-bullying claim, with the FWC rejecting it was subject to legal professional privilege. Also in this article, an interim report on banking and finance misconduct places the blame squarely on incentives; research shows working fathers don't get enough support from employers; and more. » more »



Union targeting labour hire clients; Stop-bullying claim to proceed; Skills shortages increasing; and more

Host employers that set rosters far in advance could be breaching the Fair Work Act if they allow "permanent casual" labour hire workers to fill their shifts, a union claims. Meanwhile, the Fair Work Commission rejected an employer's argument that it wasn't covered by stop-bullying laws; we recap recent rulings on performance management, unfair dismissal, adverse action and redundancy; research shows recruiting top talent is becoming more difficult; and more. » more »





Employer cleared of disability discrimination; Upskilling efforts too narrow; and more

An employer that sacked an injured worker for being unable to perform the inherent requirements of his role has successfully defended a discrimination claim. Also in this article, a report predicts a "difficult" transition for many workers as automation bites; overly broad attraction efforts are increasing hiring costs; and more. » more »