Industrial relations, disputes & unions (353 items)


High Court harassment response; New IR bill; and more

The High Court has updated and publicised its s-xual harassment policies in the wake of findings against a former judge. Also in this article, Western Australia's new IR bill; an employee retrenched at the height of COVID-19 who saw her employer advertising jobs weeks later can claim unfair dismissal; and more. » more »


ABC backpaying $12m; Employsure denies misrepresentation; Minimum wage ruling; and more

The ABC is backpaying $12 million plus a $600k contrition payment after underpaying nearly 2,000 employees. Also in this article, ACCC allegations against a workplace advisor; minimum wages rise; and more. » more »





Record underpayment fines; $615k adverse action order; Coles disputes class action; and more

An employer and individuals have been fined nearly $1m for underpaying workers; a bullied employee who was 'managed out' has been awarded $615k; Coles is facing a $150 million class action; and more. » more »


Rossato ruling limits workforce flexibility at crucial moment

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Impacts of the Rossato v WorkPac case are likely to include both a loss of flexibility for employers if more casuals convert to permanency, and also a rise in the irregularity and unpredictability of work for those who don't, experts say. » more »