Industrial relations, disputes & unions (349 items)



Budget will increase talent migration, create super confusion

Many employers will be faced with a new battle to retain their best workers after the Federal Government announced plans to invest $22 billion of its 2009/10 budget in the nation's infrastructure, says Hewitt's Australia and New Zealand managing director, David Brown. » more »



Prepare for rise in flexibility requests as legislation "normalises" change

Employers can expect a sharp increase in requests for alternative working arrangements as new legislation aimed at employees with young kids "formalises" and "normalises" flexibility across the board, according to employment lawyer and consultant, Juliet Bourke. » more »


Invest heavily in staff and see total costs plummet

"New entrant" airlines investing heavily in employee development and resisting the urge to "slash and burn" their workforce during economic slumps are outperforming the industry giants, says a new book on the flight trade. » more »




Start preparing now for modern awards compliance

Employers must ensure they understand the modern award system before it comes into effect in just nine months, according to workplace lawyer Shana Schreier-Joffe, who warns that the new Fair Work Australia regulator is likely to be vigilant in pursuing employers for non-compliance. » more »


New bargaining laws: Prepare to disclose company information

Employers should get ready to deal with trade union requests to disclose company information - and determine what they can keep confidential - before the first part of the Fair Work Act 2009 takes effect mid-year, says University of Adelaide Professor of Law, Andrew Stewart. » more »