Coronavirus (COVID-19) (193 items)

Scepticism understandable, but redundancy was genuine; Consultation duty clarified

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An employer that made a manager's role redundant, then sought to settle his unfair dismissal claim by offering to re-employ him, did not act unlawfully, the Fair Work Commission has found. But in another case, an employer that didn't consult with an employee beyond initial talks because it saw the task as futile has been ordered to pay him compensation. » more »





"Imperfect agreement" on IR solutions; Dismissal roundup; and more

Working groups have largely agreed on the problems with Australia's industrial relations system, but the solutions will require some compromise, IR Minister Christian Porter has flagged. Also in this article: JobKeeper 2.0 regulations; new rulings on workplace misconduct, contract breaches and investigations; and more. » more »



Want employees back? Eliminate time-wasting meetings

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Office-based employers will struggle to encourage their remote workers back unless they get rid of time-wasting meetings, according to an organisational development specialist. » more »