Bringing together worker, business, and government representatives helped set clearer rules for everyone on public holidays. We need to try that same approach to lift NZ’s poor productivity.
This Labour weekend we celebrate the eight-hour workday. But with technology blurring the line between job and home, we need to ask why our workplace law hasn’t kept pace with other countries.
The electronic monitoring and surveillance of employees is on the rise as growing numbers of people switch to hybrid and at-home work.
While women in poverty are more likely to experience sexual harassment and domestic abuse than higher-income women, people assume it is less distressing for them.
If an organisation mandates their workers return to the workplace – whether exclusively or in part – it needs to provide clear guidelines.
Three former dancers have taken legal action against Lizzo, levelling allegations of sexual harassment and the creation of a hostile work environment.
Public support for unions is at a near 60-year high. Meanwhile, self-organizers at major American chains are spearheading a new movement to mobilize.
The Morrison government says existing laws already provide a positive duty to prevent sexual harassment, but these don’t go far enough.
Workers who filed complaints faced retaliation and rarely got a favorable result from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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.
The legal ground in Australia for employers to insist that employees be vaccinated is murky.
Thousands of workers at meat- and poultry-processing plants have contracted COVID-19, and hundreds have died. A legal scholar recommends ways to make their jobs safer.
Whether an employer can insist on vaccination as a condition of employment is an ambiguous legal question, as shown by two recent unfair dismissal cases.
The federal agency in charge of enforcing discrimination laws in the workplace said ‘yes,’ but there are some important exceptions and limitations.
Tens of millions of Americans who have been telecommuting during the pandemic are beginning to head back to the office – even though COVID-19 remains a threat.
Federal law now protects lesbians, gay men and transgender people from being fired or otherwise discriminated against at work. But there are more questions and court cases to come about their rights.
Tens of millions of Americans who have been telecommuting during the pandemic may have to head back to the office as governors lift stay-at-home orders. Here’s what you can do if you’d rather not.
Confused about how the new law affects you? You’re not alone. An employment law scholar explains the ins and outs.
A workplace scholar addresses some common questions workers may have about taking time off due to COVID-19.
The coroner said he ‘reasonably suspected’ Dreamworld owner Ardent Leisure had committed an offence under Queensland workplace laws, which could lead to a fine up to A$3 million.