How has working life changed?
Wages are stagnating and women have not benefited nearly as much as men from earlier wage increases. And what if small business isn't the powerhouse we've been led to believe? What recent HILDA data has to tell us about gender, income and work.
At the moment there is official classification for gig work, like the type uber drivers do.
Workers in the gig economy have to deal with labour insecurity but they also take on more risk by using their own money to buy the tools they need to work.
Are we slaves to futile endeavour?
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Work, consume, die. The relentless drive for improvements in our workplaces brings unexpected costs.
Internships give students the skills to navigate real world situations like interviews.
Students who complete internships at university are better at managing their careers and are satisifed with their career choices, research shows.
Interns may have to give up time at paid work to do an unpaid internship.
Internships can have direct and indirect costs that may exclude some who can't afford them.
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.
When does an internship cross the line and become unlawful?
Employers run the risk of breaking the law if they are getting interns to do work that otherwise would be done by paid employees.
Finding meaning in what you do is key.
People find meaning in their work for different reasons, but bad management can easily destroy it.
There are still many barriers to Indigenous participation and retention in the Australian workforce.
There is an ongoing trend of low workforce participation among Indigenous people, research demonstrates eight ways to improve this.
Should we be forced to work at home?
France is introducing a 'right to disconnect' law, but it may struggle to get businesses in line.
Obama’s speech announcing his new overtime rules emphasized their impact on economic growth.
Obama's new overtime rules will be a big win for workers, but they could also give a boost to companies and the economy.
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.
Demoted to the background by benign automation?
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A Brave New World of worklessness and a universal wage is attracting advocates across the political spectrum.
Time to punch in.
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The new regulation will allow millions more U.S. workers to qualify for overtime pay. Our experts assess the impact.
Two former IT professionals in Melbourne have recently opened a community makers workshop.
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Unable to produce high-quality, meaningful results in their paid work, people are increasingly looking to satisfy this need in their leisure time.
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.
Interns will earn an extra $200 each fortnight under the new program.
The path to employment is not easy for a young person. Follow the lines in our flow chart to see the many different pathways young people might have to take to secure a job.
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.
The earth is a finite place.
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The global economy is already unsustainable – let alone if it gets bigger.
Standing on the sidelines.
Businesses are reducing the UK tax take with a new form of self-employment which harks back to mediaeval England.