Legislation & regulation (470 items)



JobKeeper direction overturned; Case law wrap; New wage theft bill

The Fair Work Commission has on appeal overturned a ruling that it was reasonable to direct both permanent and casual employees to work the same minimum hours each week while receiving JobKeeper. Also in this article, orders for a former HR manager; new rulings on redundancies, dismissals and more; and another state introduces 'wage theft' laws. » more »






High Court harassment response; New IR bill; and more

The High Court has updated and publicised its s-xual harassment policies in the wake of findings against a former judge. Also in this article, Western Australia's new IR bill; an employee retrenched at the height of COVID-19 who saw her employer advertising jobs weeks later can claim unfair dismissal; and more. » more »


ABC backpaying $12m; Employsure denies misrepresentation; Minimum wage ruling; and more

The ABC is backpaying $12 million plus a $600k contrition payment after underpaying nearly 2,000 employees. Also in this article, ACCC allegations against a workplace advisor; minimum wages rise; and more. » more »


WorkPac casual appeal; Where employees want greater choice; and more

WorkPac is applying to appeal a ruling that has major implications for all employers of casual workers. Also in this article: how employers have upped the ante on wellbeing, concerns about mental heath support, new 'wage theft' laws, and more. » more »