Industrial relations, disputes & unions (328 items)

FWC grants legal representation request in bullying case, alters first orders

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A Victorian employer will have legal representation in an upcoming bullying case after the Fair Work Commission accepted it had no employees with sufficient skills or experience to represent it. In a separate case, the Commission has altered its first substantive stop-bullying order to make it more practical to comply with. » more »




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 »







Terminating poor performers – the pitfalls and how to avoid them

How should the performance management process differ from managing misconduct? What are the top steps employers can take to minimise the risk of underperformance-related litigation? And how should employers "soften the blow" of dismissal? Here, an employment lawyer answers these questions and more. » more »