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The gig economy - a new category of worker on the horizon?

United Kingdom - January 21 2021 Over five years ago, in 2015 we wrote a thought piece about the “gig economy” and where it might be headed. Given the gig economy was then only…

When bad facts make bad law: the impact of regulator discretion on health and safety outcomes

Australia - November 27 2020 Some time ago, we queried whether punitive enforcement action against duty holders was the best approach for improving health and safety outcomes for…

Mental health awareness and innovation - a silver lining?

Australia - June 25 2020 The crisis posed immediate and acute challenges for organisations and workers. In an extremely short period of time, we have a…

Coaching emerging leaders during COVID-19

Australia - May 28 2020 The Prime Minister has recently made an announcement about the process of “re-opening” the Australian economy, and a critical part of that being…

HR rises in crises

USA - May 26 2020 The role of HR has been key for employers who depend on the discipline. As perhaps the first global crisis in the modern HR era, HR’s value has shone…

Enterprise bargaining in the new world

Global, USA - May 14 2020 As you will recall, the view of many is that enterprise bargaining in Australia has run its course. Essentially the view is that there’s little…

The challenge of compliance: part 2

USA - February 24 2020 Last week I declared that most cases of employee underpayments are inadvertent and that businesses, especially large employers, are working on…

The challenge of compliance

USA - February 12 2020 Almost daily, we read about employer failure to comply with award or enterprise agreement obligations. Opportunistically and in keeping with the…

The six investment principles to apply to win in litigation

USA - February 4 2020 At first blush, time-honoured investment principles and the principles to be applied in getting good legal outcomes seem worlds apart. But after…

Unpaid work - Beware the offer of a ‘free lunch’

USA - January 30 2020 Many companies are contacted by people offering to work on a voluntary basis. It is often pitched as a “win-win” because the person is willing to…