Legislation & regulation (362 items)


Casual conversion requests clarified; Being out at work improves performance; and more

The Fair Work Commission has rejected employer requests to amend the casual conversion clause set to come into effect in most modern awards on 1 October, but it has provided some important clarification on how it operates. Also in this article, most LGBTIQ+ employees remain closeted at work, lowering job satisfaction and wellbeing; tattoo discrimination is a thing of the past; internal promotions lack rigour; and more. » more »


Inquiry to reveal extent of workplace harassment; and more

A new national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment is "long overdue" and will shine a spotlight on HR's prevention efforts. Also in this article, what's known so far about the PageUp data breach risks; research on job insecurity; another state gets labour hire licensing; and more. » more »


Webcast: Personal and accessorial liability in the workplace

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The extent to which individuals, including HR professionals, may be found personally liable for workplace breaches continues to expand and change under Australian law. In this webcast a workplace lawyer discusses individual liability issues, including accessorial liability under the Fair Work Act; personal liability under anti-discrimination and adverse action provisions; and much more. » more »




Accessorial liability fine; STP headcount reminder; Workplace inquiries; and more

The Fair Work Ombudsman has successfully prosecuted a manager for accessorial liability relating to sham contracting, underpayments, and other breaches. Also in this article, a reminder on headcount ahead of payroll changes; new inquiries into jobs growth and workplace safety; and more. » more »



Which employees are "award-free"? Gender equality leaders named; and more

The Fair Work Commission has cast some doubt on which employees can be considered "award-free", employment lawyers warn. Also in this article, a record number of workplaces have received gender-equality recognition; skills shortages are the top threat to company growth; the national data breach scheme begins today; and more. » more »