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Making news: Employment case wrap-up

These important cases have been summarised and included in CCH’s Australian Industrial Law Reports.  The Australian Industrial Law Reports summarise industrial cases from all Australian jurisdictions on a weekly basis with links to the full text judgment provided by Austlii. Subscribers to this service can access the case digests via the links below. Not a subscriber? Try a free 4 week subscription here… Read More

Abbott Government looks to lift productivity through Fair Work Amendment (Bargaining Processes) Bill

By John Tuck (Partner) & Anthony Forsyth (Consultant), Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Corrs). On 27 November 2014, the Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Bargaining Processes) Bill 2014 (Amendment Bill) into federal Parliament. The Amendment Bill implements elements of the Coalition’s 2013 “Policy to Improve the Fair Work Laws” aimed at promoting “harmonious, sensible and productive… Read More

What shall we do with the drunken passenger? Liability for work-related Christmas party incident

The traditional shanty suggests appropriate fates for drunken sailors, but who is responsible for the actions of drunken passengers? Michael Fisher and Matthew Hockaday, Partners Thynne + Macartney, discuss a recent decision which considered whether an employer had breached its duty of care to an employee injured by a passenger during a Christmas “booze cruise”.… Read More

HR to address employee stress, burnout in 2015

One of the top human resource challenges of 2015 will be addressing the issue of employees being overwhelmed at work, which often spills over into their personal lives. “More employers are seeing higher levels of employee burnout and stress and are addressing it at the organisational level. Developing policies and procedures that relieve employees’ sense… Read More