Articles by Employment Law

  • Labour Party Hopefuls Hit Campaign Trail Promising Greater Connect With VotersLabour Party Hopefuls Hit Campaign Trail Promising Greater Connect With Voters

    October 23 2014 2:06 PM

    Repackaging is vital as the ideology of Labour seems to be out of pace with the new economic order.

  • Lowly-Paid US Fast-Food Workers Require $7 Billion a Year in Public Aid: Study

    October 17 2013 12:24 PM

    More than half of employees working at the largest fast-food chains in the U.S. are earning so little in wages that they must rely on some sort of public assistance to get by, according to a new study co-published by the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Illinois on Tuesday.

  • New Australian Bill Supports People with Disability

    February 17 2012 10:02 AM

    A new legislation passed into Parliament focuses on supporting Australians with disability in terms of finding work. This new legislation entitled The Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Disability Support Pension Participation Reforms) Bill 2012 introduces new participation requirements for Disability Support Pension (DSP) recipients who are capable to be employed. The bill also highlighted a much flexible law that allows DSP recipients to work for at least 30 hours a week and stil...

  • What to do When Cupid Strikes

    February 14 2012 1:32 PM

    While there's no way (and perhaps no reason) to try and prevent workplace romances, office liaisons can be tricky and awkward to manage - looking at them from a decidedly unromantic perspective may be the way to go.

  • Employers Warned to Tread Carefully When Cutting Staff

    February 09 2012 2:06 PM

    With more staff cuts being announced every day around the country as organisations act to stem costs in the face of economic uncertainty, a leading workplace relations lawyer has warned employers to be careful when letting staff go.

  • Scope, Scale and Reach: HR in the Driver’s Seat at Spotless

    February 01 2012 12:01 PM

    Of the 12 HR professionals profiled in Human Capital over the past year, Peter Godfrey’s response as to why he enjoys working in the HR space wins out for succinct honesty: “I like its simplicity!” he says.

  • HR Manager Smoked out for Posting CV on LinkedIn

    January 17 2012 12:47 PM

    A HR manager was forced out of his job after posting his CV on LinkedIn and ticking the 'interested in career opportunities' box, a tribunal in the UK has heard.

  • Complacency Will Lead to Hot Water

    December 19 2011 2:15 PM

    The rollout of the new WHS legislation will become law as of 1 January 2012, and any workplace incident after this time will be subject to the new laws and harsher penalties.

  • Apple admits existence of child labour on assembly facilities

    February 16 2011 2:35 PM

    Apple has admitted on its latest report auditing the tech firm’s contracted suppliers and manufacturers that some 91 child labourers were employed by mainly Chinese companies assembling the popular gadgets marketed by the US consumer electronics giant.