Legislation & regulation (386 items)

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 »




HR hot spots 2018

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In this HR Daily webinar, two employment lawyers will outline emerging risks and the 2018 'state of play' in a range of hot topics likely to include accessorial liability for HR professionals, s-xual harassment claims, and more. Premium members should click through to request a complimentary pass, while free subscribers can upgrade their membership level here for access or register as a casual attendee. » more »



Pay expectations increase; Whistleblower authority proposed; DV research; and more

Australian employees' pay rise expectations are at a six-year high, new research shows. Meanwhile, an inquiry has recommended whistleblower rewards as part of a new penalty regime; workplace domestic violence management is failing; and more. » more »



Employer branding, presenteeism, automation research; and more

HR and recruitment teams, rather than corporate communications departments, are best placed to develop employer branding strategies, and it's no longer enough for these to be consistent rather than tailored to talent segments, according to new research. Meanwhile, "pathologically high" daytime sleepiness is damaging productivity, employers are urged to keep marriage equality debate "calm", and more. » more »