Posted on 01 Jul 2014 by Stephen Berriman
Minimum wages will increase by 3% from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2014. The increase can be absorbed into existing over-award payments. This means that employers do not have to apply an increase if they are already paying at or above the increased minimum rates.
Posted on 30 Jan 2014 by Stephen Berriman
Employers and employees are trying to find their ways through the social media maze as it interacts with the employment relationship. Courts and tribunals, like the Fair Work Commission, are increasingly being called upon to arbitrate cases that arise from the difficulties being faced, including dismissals that are challenged.
Posted on 30 Nov 2013 by Stephen Berriman
Bullying and its consequences and costs, whether in the workplace, schoolyard, public space or cyberspace, are receiving increasing focus and attention, including by the legislatures of Australia. The federal nature of laws in Australia means that recognition of bullying varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.