Industrial relations, disputes & unions (364 items)


JobKeeper program review; FWO slams underpayments; and more

The JobKeeper program will be reviewed next month to adjust for anomalies, misuse, and potential adjustment of its finish date, the Prime Minister has confirmed. Also in this article, the FWO slams big businesses' non-compliance with the FW Act; further changes to EA regulations; and more. » more »


Key HR considerations prior to returning to workplaces

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With the Federal Government urging a return to business as usual by July, employers have to consider some important questions about how they'll approach the transition, a workplace lawyer says. » more »





Qantas investigated over COVID-19 suspension; FWC proposes broad award changes

Qantas is facing an investigation into whether it engaged in discriminatory conduct when it stood down a worker who raised concerns about COVID-19. And the Fair Work Commission is proposing to add pandemic leave and other provisions into a number of awards. » more »



Lockdown measures prompt widespread stand-downs; IR changes paused; and more

Employers across Australia are making difficult decisions about their workforce in light of business conditions deteriorating. Also in this article, Fair Work changes are on hold and the FWO gets more resources; networking challenges in the remote work era; and more. » more »


COVID-19: Employer responses scrutinised; inclusive leadership critical; and FWC measures

Among the many Coronavirus-related issues employers are facing this week: unions are 'naming and faming' organisations for their leave responses; leaders must be more inclusive with remote teams; minimum wage timing is in question; and the FWC is minimising face-to-face proceedings. » more »