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What you need to know as the Australian Human Rights Commission launch independent national inquiry into sexual harassment

Australia - June 25 2018 On the back of the growing momentum of the #MeToo Movement, the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has announced it is launching an independent…

Office romances, sex crimes and political opinions: Should an employee’s private life be a matter for their employer?

Australia - April 3 2018 The Barnaby Joyce saga that has played across the country’s media and resulted in a Ministerial “bonk ban” has again raised the old question of how…

When can you direct an employee to attend a medical assessment?

Australia - May 23 2017 Employers may have the right to direct an employee to provide further medical information or attend a medical assessment as an express term in an…

Gemma Little.

WARNING: Common terms in employment contracts may not meet NES requirements

Australia - May 11 2017 In a recent decision of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission the wording of a clause in an enterprise agreement which purported to 'set-off'…

Brenna Ridout, Stephen Kemp.

Fair Work Commission cuts penalty rates

Australia - February 23 2017 In a decision that will have far reaching impact, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has cut a range of public holiday and penalty rates for workers in…

Shannon Walker, Stephen Kemp.