The truth Hertz
Employers are often required to exercise a significant degree of trust and reliance in job candidates, believing that they will be truthful in recruitment processes.
Checking it twice
Conducting pre-employment and reference checks may turn out to be the most important part of the recruitment process, particularly for senior positions.
You say it best when you say nothing at all
There are range of important considerations for those delivering references to take into account and often conflicting interests can creep into the equation.
Take me to your leader
At the commencement of bargaining for a proposed enterprise agreement, employers are required to give relevant employees a notice of employee representational rights (NERR).
Welcome to the 21st Century
Social media is also recognised as a powerful information sharing tool and many social movements are commenced and advanced online.
Yes, yes, no
The purpose of a conciliation is to help the parties resolve the matter without the need go to a full hearing before a FWC member.
Last-minute meetings and unexpected emergencies (especially safety emergencies) mean that messages and information often need to be relayed to employees almost instantly.
Resistance is futile
One of the biggest challenges for Australian employers is navigating the often complex and confusing landscape of the modern awards.
Losing on penalties
Fair Work Ombudsman’s (FWO’s) successful prosecution of a hotel operator and its owner who took adverse action against two employees because of their Chinese race and Malaysian extraction.
Tennis champion Serena Williams as she returned to her first Grand Slam tennis tournament following the recent birth of her daughter.
Nothing but Net
Sports and pop culture website named ‘The Ringer’ published a report about the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers that sparked controversy worldwide.
Employee, worker, talent, resource, temp, contractor – there is an abundance of terms used to describe the people that perform work in a workplace.
I Want It That Way
Disciplinary process involves discussions about dismissal, employers should not unreasonably refuse a request from the employee to have a support person present.
Respect my authority
Unfair dismissal application lodged by an employee who was summarily dismissed in a Facebook Messenger chat.
Say it to my face
Intimidating and threatening behaviour by a supervisor towards a subordinate employee via text message and on social media.
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