The Albanese government’s pay secrecy ban is meant reduce gender-based pay differences. It could help others too.
The Albanese government’s industrial relations reforms will help avoid protracted industrial conflict, but more is needed.
The Albanese government cannot deliver on its promise to life wages for low-paid care work without expanding multi-employer agreements.
Australia’s Fair Work Act recognises “spontaneous” but not “non-spontaneous” pregnancy loss.
Lifting wages will be a priority for the Albanese government to ease the cost of living. But the unions and the Greens are likely to push for more changes to tackle problems with the Fair Work system.
Victoria has mandated COVID vaccinations for an estimated 1.25 million workers. Employment law expert Giuseppe Carabetta explains the legalities.
Few Australian companies have been as harsh as Qantas in dealing with employees through the pandemic.
The bill put forth last week would bring welcome reforms to the Sex Discrimination Act and Fair Work Act. But it doesn’t go nearly far enough to protect women or prevent harassment at work.
It’ll be harder for employers to underpay workers, but easier to offer them extra hours without penalty pay.
The federal government’s industrial relations bill will fix a problem that doesn’t exist by making a failed legal argument the law.
Our research shows most organisations have adapted well to staff working from home. But there’s a hole in workplace laws we need to address.
The Federal Court of Australia has rejected the notion workers can be employed as ‘permanent casuals’.
Redundancies can can leave businesses ill-placed placed for revival. The real estate listings firm Domain is trying something more promising.
Five decades ago Australia’s industrial relations system endorsed the concept of ‘equal pay for equal work’. So why does the gender pay gap endure?
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.
As many as half of all temporary migrant workers are being underpaid. After a two-year inquiry, the Migrant Workers’ Taskforce has provided a blueprint to do something about it.
Even with the most favourable laws, unions will still need to confront the reality of a dramatic transformation in the world of work.
It’s uncommon internationally for workers to have a statutory right to paid domestic violence leave, but things may be shifting.
Are penalty rates no longer relevant in the retail industry — and do they cost jobs? Recent research compared two neighbouring states where one raised rates to the other’s level to find the answer.
Cutting penalty rates can be a vote-changer and the looming Fair Work Commission decision is tricky for both sides of politics. So what cards do the parties hold and how might they play them?