The federal government recently presented the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 to parliament and it is expected to pass into legislation with bipartisan support. This bill has far reaching consequences with the proposed changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 including: Introducing a higher scale of penalties for ‘serious contraventions’ of prescribed […]
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The Fair Work Ombudsman has released a new “Record My Hours” app to enable workers to automatically record their hours of work using geofencing technology. In essence, what happens is the worker enters the location of their workplace and the app will automatically track and record the hours that they spend in that location. The […]
In a recent media release, the Fair Work Ombudsman, Ms Natalie James, announced a 2017 campaign to address widespread underpayment of young workers across Australia. Here is part of what she had to say including commentary on 10 myths that the Fair Work Ombudsman’s officers commonly come across. Ms James says that in 2017 her […]
If you believe that people are the greatest asset in your business, what are you doing to ensure their wellbeing and optimal performance capability? Why should you invest in wellbeing?
The Fair Work Ombudsman is using accessorial liability provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 to hold principals responsible for ensuring workplace relations compliance of their supply chain. Find out what this means for you and your business and ways in which you can mitigate those risks.
When you are considering the substantive merit of a case for disciplinary action or termination of employment, passing the “3 tents test” is a good start.
There is a great line in this Aretha Franklin classic which is “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me”. We have followed her example and looked at what it means in a workplace.
Many businesses think that simply having a policy is enough to demonstrate compliance but there is actually a lot more to it than that as businesses too often find out the hard way.
Next time you are looking to recruit a new employee, ask the question “Why would I want to work for you?”
The Human Resources Management profession has been wrestling for years with the question of what impact it has on organisational performance. Here are a few thoughts on some of the challenges that exist in that space.