In most cases, the detail of an employment contract are not disputed between the parties. However, the importance of a well-drafted and enforced employment contract is critical when employment relationships break down and, as in the case below, end up in the Supreme Court.
A leading Australian airline carrier has agreed to provide 10 days domestic and family violence leave and increase its paid parental leave from 12 weeks to 14 weeks to all of its 30,000 employees after it finalised a new enterprise agreement with the Australian Services Union (ASU) that guarantees[…]
Employees are entitled numerous leave options making forecasting accurate leave provisions quite challenging. While most employers have a handle on standard leave entitlements, those falling outside of the norm can prove tricky if you are unfamiliar with national, state and territory labour[…]
Failing to comply with federal workplace laws had become a ‘cultural norm’ in some parts of the labour market, putting organisations – and now, individual leaders and HR professionals – at risk of huge penalties.
Not so long ago a Learning & Development Manager approached me regarding the creation of a 5 to 10 minute anti-discrimination, harassment and bullying eLearning module for her managers. ‘They won’t do any training that lasts longer than that’ she said with a kind of ‘been there, done that’ tone of[…]
With more than 15 million monthly Facebook users in Australia and an average of 35% of Australians using social media at work, the issue of social media and its role within the workplace is growing. As the boundaries between corporate life and private life become more blurred, employees’ actions[…]
What is domestic violence and how prevalent is it? Domestic violence is the physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, verbal and financial abuse that occurs in family, domestic or intimate relationships. iHR Australia’s Consulting Psychologist Dr Leigh Hodder says “the behaviours associated with[…]