Legislation & regulation (376 items)

Productivity and equity the dual focus of FW Act review

More certainty around public holiday penalty rates, harmonised long-service leave provisions, and broader rights to request flexible work are among the recommendations of the Fair Work Act review's report. In this article, review panellist Ron McCallum outlines some of the key proposals that - if enacted - are likely to impact on employers. » more »







Webcast: Adverse Action - Know your risks

Since the introduction of the Fair Work Act, adverse action claims have become "the thorn in every employer's side", say Kemp Strang employment lawyers Lisa Berton and Nick Noonan. Watch their presentation to learn:

  • What adverse action is, and when it is prohibited;
  • Who can bring adverse action claims, and the process involved;
  • The types of scenarios and actions that increase employers' risk of claims;
  • Individual liability risks for HR professionals;
  • How to establish the strongest defence when facing a claim;
  • Lessons learned from recent caselaw; and more.
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Webcast: Common law contracts in the Fair Work era

When and how should you use common law contracts? What issues can arise when negotiating contracts with employees? This presentation answers these questions and more. Kemp Strang partner Stephen Godding and lawyer Ben Urry provide a practical guide to understanding:

  • the interaction between contracts, the NES and Modern Awards;
  • when and how to use common law employment contracts;
  • flexibility options to vary the application of Modern Awards;
  • issues for employers in negotiating employment contracts with employees;
  • case law decisions concerning common law contracts; and
  • tips and tricks for avoiding litigation.
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