A Canberra barista makes coffee. Many low-paid workers will be affected by the Fair Work Commission’s decision on penalty rates.
The government has a major headache on its hands with the proposed cuts to penalty rates, which could haunt it all the way to the next election.
Knowledge workers hate being micromanaged.
The number of "knowledge workers" in Australia is rising but they present a unique challenge to managers.
Timekeeping laws still refer to the forgone days of punch cards and time clocks.
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If you think the hours you work are all converted directly into dollars, think again. There are a lot of ways employers can manipulate your time – some of which are legal, others highly questionable.
Cabinet papers released today have given us some insight into how current issues like the gender superannuation gap emerged.
The changes to superannuation discussed in the 1992-93 cabinet papers shaped the system we have today for better and worse.
Employers’ demand for critical thinking skills in new graduates has risen 158% in three years.
Being a good critical thinker is a desirable and highly-sought after trait for getting a job in today's economy. But are universities actually teaching this skill effectively?
Employees who have a mutually loyal relationship with their employers and a balance of positive and negative emotions at work are less likely to quit.
New research used a method that predicts divorce to pick up the signs that an employee will stay or leave their job.
Backpackers will lose 95% of their superannuation while other workers from overseas retain theirs.
The government's changes to the so called "backpacker tax" will mean these holidaying workers will have less super than other temporary workers in Australia, creating even more inequality.
The practice of looking up a future employees’ social media account is widespread but the use of such profiling is blurring the lines between private and public life.
Employers are increasingly using potential employees' social media accounts to determine their suitability for jobs. A new study finds employees are uncomfortable with this but accept the practice.
A lot of research on internships is based on perspectives of employers and interns, which makes the findings less objective.
There isn't a lot of research on whether an internship will secure you a job.
Research shows that employers tend to win cases where pregnant women claim unfair dismissal.
Research shows pregnant women are still being discriminated against in unfair dismissal cases, when employers say they are redundant.
The rise of subcontracting and franchises has allowed employers to enjoy the profits without the responsibility.
While there has been a rise in contracting out and 'disruptors' such as Uber, employment is an will remain the dominant method of business operation in a capitalist setting.
The association representing AFL players is a good example of using a union model to give workers a voice.
In an increasingly individualised workplace, unions can no longer rely on organising tactics to survive. Instead, they need to undertake a major "rebranding".
Regardless of the channels through which it is done, most employees want to have a say in how their workplaces are run.
Even though union membership has dropped to just 15%, unions still have an important role to play in ensuring that workers have meaningful input into how their workplaces are run.
Bean bags as chairs and other office design gimmicks are not the best ideas for a mentally healthy workplace.
Employers need to move beyond promoting mental health to preventing psychological harm at work.
Employees who are thinking of disclosing a mental illness in the workplace should weigh up the advantages and disadvantages.
Australian discrimination laws offer some protection for employees wanting to disclose their mental illness, but it doesn't make the decision any easier.
There are definite costs of mental illness in the workplace but the return on investment in a mentally healthy workplace can be a big boost to the bottom line.
New data shows Australians are spending more on mental health services and with costs to business in the millions, it's time employers realised good mental health is good for the bottom line too.
Investing in health will pay off in the workforce.
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