Legislation & regulation (364 items)

No duty of mutual trust and confidence: High Court

The High Court's ruling that Australian contracts do not impose a duty of trust and confidence is a welcome one for employers, but not a green light to ignore their own policies and procedures, an employment law specialist says. » more »





Five big lessons from the anti-bullying tribunal

In some of the key cases handed down in the anti-bullying jurisdiction so far, the Fair Work Commission has provided useful guidance on what constitutes "repeated unreasonable behaviour", but also raised concerns about the scope of orders it can make. » more »





Webcast: Strategies for managing bullying complaints

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Does your organisation respond to bullying issues in the most risk-averse manner possible? Watch this webcast to understand:

  • what bullying is – and isn't;
  • a four-step risk management process;
  • legal avenues, and lessons from case law;
  • the FWC anti-bullying regime;
  • formal and informal processes for managing bullying;
  • how to investigate bullying complaints; and more.
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Webcast: Procedurally fair workplace investigations

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Without procedural fairness, even the most seemingly justified disciplinary decisions can be challenged and overturned. Don't risk this happening after your next workplace investigation. This webcast covers:

  • The three principles of procedural fairness;
  • The "evidence rule";
  • Practical case law lessons from past investigations; and more.
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