2021 has been another turbulent year in the employment, industrial relations and safety space in Australia. We’re proud to have worked with our clients on some of their most challenging people issues including the development of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace, and underpayments.

As we move into 2022 we expect these issues and others, like the Federal Election, ESG issues and new ways of working, to continue to be of focus.

This blog post provides a summary of the top ten trends employers should consider for 2022, including:

  1. COVID-19 vaccinations and work
  2. Sexual harassment
  3. Underpayments
  4. Federal and state political agenda
  5. Casual and contractor arrangements
  6. ESG
  7. Inclusion
  8. New ways of working
  9. Labour supply
  10. Mental health

To view our summary of the top 10 employment, industrial relations and safety trends for 2022, please click here.