Using a variety of statistical analyses, the authors have found no evidence of more employment in hospitality and retail because of reduced penalty rates.
Australia's Fair Work Commission concluded that cutting penalty rates would create more jobs. Our research suggests it was wrong.
Young people working in the hospitality industry – covering restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs – are particularly prone to exploitative practices, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Three-quarters of teenagers in our survey experienced exploitation, bullying, harassment or some other form of abuse in their first job.
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Seemingly innocuous security chips could enable companies to monitor employees in more sinister ways.
In France, expressions of spirituality are rare in workplace, but the situation has evolved since the 2010s. How important is this phenomenon and what are the impacts on the organisations?
In this Nov. 12, 2017 file photo, participants march against sexual assault and harassment at the #MeToo March in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Lawmakers are expected to take up bills to crack down on sexual harassment when they return from their summer recess in August 2018.
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While the #MeToo movement has been revolutionary, some workplaces will be slow to change. Here are seven things we can all do to help stop toxic work environments.
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.
The railway at the centre of the 2013 Lac-Megantic explosion, Montreal Maine and Atlantic, was recently ordered to pay fines totalling $1.25 million after being convicted of violating the Fisheries Act due to crude oil leaking into nearby bodies of water. Employers and companies are increasingly being held responsible for workplace accidents.
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Every day people around the world go to work expecting to return home safely to their families. But the reality is that many never return due to workplace accidents that could have been prevented.
Recent deaths within the pornography industry in the US have reignited debates on labour conditions and mental health.
Giving workers a ‘voice’ is easy, and has already been proven effective as a management technique.
Employees whose bosses give them some discretion over their work tasks are significantly more likely to engage in political behaviours outside work.
It's something that affects all women – but few companies have menopause-specific health and well-being policies.
Neil Gorsuch signs the constitutional oath after Chief Justice Roberts administered it in a private ceremony on April 10.
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With Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the high court, conservatives regain their 5-4 majority, which will likely benefit employers over workers.
An unaccompanied minor from Guatemala, in Hamilton, Ohio.
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Many children who cross the U.S. Mexico border illegally remain undetected and must fend for themselves on the other side.
Exploitation of 7-Eleven workers has put pressure on both parties in the election to amend laws to prevent this from happening in the future.
Both the Coalition and Labor are aiming to combat worker exploitation with new policies and while this may be good news for workers, there are still some gaps.
Professor Allan Fels is calling for the Senate to reopen its inquiry into compensation for underpaid 7-Eleven workers.
7-Eleven’s decision to take charge of the compensation process for underpaid workers highlights the problems with voluntary commitments and underlines the need for increased legal accountability.
Menstruation can cause unique health challenges, but does that mean we need special sick days?
A British company has just introduced menstrual leave for female employees. But such a policy risks creating a blanket expectation that all women are crippled by their periods.
Uber drivers gather outside Uber San Diego to protest against a 30% driver fee cut.
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Unions are in a self-described crisis. The well-known tale of union decline in Australia continues with the latest figures revealing less than 15% of workers are members of unions, with that dropping to…
Enough! There is a way to end the harassment of women in science.
The public outing of a number of high profile scientists in sexual harassment cases shows the current system of protecting women isn't working. But there is a solution.
The vast majority of women who report having experienced domestic violence are in the workforce.
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Paid leave for victims of domestic violence is becoming the norm in Australia, but it needs to be part of a broader package of support measures.
The sharing economy is moving rapidly but we haven’t yet figured out how it will impact traditional workplace norms.
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With the momentum of the sharing economy growing, we're only just starting to come to grips with what it means for the future of work.
Without the contributions of its army of volunteers – six million of them in all – Australia would be a profoundly different place.
It's National Volunteer Week, which celebrates the contributions of one in four Australians. Vounteering has 10 core features that should be considered to understand this integral part of our society.