Frances McDormand used her win at the 2018 Oscars to talk about inclusion riders: clauses stars can write into their contracts to improve screen diversity. But are they legal in Australia?
Inclusion riders can improve employment for women and minorities on film sets by calling for quotas. New research suggests this form of discrimination could be legal in Australia.
Women may need to shop around for a new doctor if the first one refuses to perform an abortion for religious reasons.
Doctors who won't perform abortions on religious grounds may have stronger legal protection and may not be compelled to refer women to an alternative provider. Here's why that's bad news for women.
Uber and Lyft drivers protest their working conditions in Los Angeles in May 2019.
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If your job doesn't currently involve automation or artificial intelligence in some way, it likely will soon. Computer-based worker surveillance and performance analysis will come, too.
The historic joint spacewalk of two female astronauts outside the International Space Station was thwarted because the station did not have space suits that fit both women.
Despite the hard evidence of the excellent benefits of gender, racial and other diversity on research teams, public criticism on the benefits of equity and diversity programs still exists.
Israel Folau is claiming that Rugby Australia unlawfully sacked him because of his religion. The organisation, however, contends the rugby star violated the terms of its code of conduct by discriminating against LGBTQ people.
What makes Folau's case unique is that it sets up a clash between employment contract law and legal protections against discrimination on the basis of religion.
Comic Contracts can help bridge language and literacy barriers.
Comic contracts can meet all the requirements for contracts to be legally binding.
Family day care workers provide this essential service from their homes, but being classed as independent contractors means they lack many employment protections.
Family day care workers have much in common with home-based workers in the garment industry. But the latter are classed as employees, resulting in better representation and protected work conditions.
As the workforce ages, it's important to celebrate age diversity. We challenge five myths about older workers.
Many gig workers are vulnerable to work-related accidents, so what can be done to ensure they are insured for injury and illness?
Many vulnerable workers aren't covered for work-related injuries and illness. Employment law is largely a federal matter while compensation schemes are state-run, but there's a way to fix the problem.
A man convicted of child pornography access and possession has won an employment discrimination case against Suncorp.
Insurance company Suncorp refused to hire a man due to his prior convictions relating to child pornography. The Australian Human Rights Commission the employer discriminated against the man.
Sinclair’s employment contracts are kind of like a toll road. You have to pay to leave.
A purported contract between Sinclair and an anchor demanded a huge penalty if the employee quit. While many asked if that's legal, a more interesting question is why more companies don't do the same thing.
Former Brisbane Lions footballer Michael Close suffered a serious knee injury during a game at Etihad Stadium.
Michael Close's lawsuit raises questions about the legal liabilities of sporting clubs, venues and organisations.
The Taylor Review and the subsequent UK government's response do a bad job of proposing solutions.
Oprah Winfrey spoke about the women of the #MeToo movement as she accepted a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.
At the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey assured girls that the harassment scandals of 2017 will eventually lead to a brighter future. But deep workplace issues will have to be addressed first.
Major nations make labour rights a key part of trade deals. But what happens next?
When people get locked into the gig economy, it adversely affects other areas of their lives, from health to housing
Courts for all.
Free access to the legal system is a right that needs to be protected.
Theresa May: not bowing to pressure to ban zero-hours contracts.
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Two experts assess the prime minister's claim and what the evidence says about the impact of a ban.
People gather in Montreal to demand a $15 minimum hourly wage in Quebec and across Canada.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
The minimum wage is rising in many parts of Canada, but it masks the impact of seismic changes to the agriculture, food and retail industries brought about by new technologies.
Giving a reference is protected, in defamation law, by the common-law defence of qualified privilege.
In many cases, a reference will contain negative things about its subject. This is part of a reference’s design: the referee should give a full and frank assessment.