Enterprise bargaining provisions take up seemingly endless pages in the Fair Work Act. When we talk about IR "reform", we need to make the system simpler for workers.
More workplaces are banning employee relationships.
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Bosses tend to be oblivious to the power dynamics at play in such romantic entanglements.
The most unionised occupation is teaching, the next most unionised is health care.
The Ensuring Integrity Bill would restrict the activities of the unions who represent teachers and nurses as well as the construction workers who are its real target.
Unions could have been more upfront about what they wanted the rules changed to.
Dealing with the Coalition will more difficult than arguing than the rules are wrong.
Broken contract: ‘Egg Girl’ Amber Holt’s employer might find she has breached her obligations as an employee to protect the company’s image.
Courts and contracts have given employers greater power to control the private or out-of-hours conduct of employees.
As people stay in the workforce longer and change jobs more often, it’s increasingly likely there will be times an older colleague might benefit from mentoring.
Social norms and stereotypes can make it hard for someone younger to be a mentor. But the changing nature of work demands we work out how to do it.
Elon Musk, head of Telsa, is an advocate for flat organisational structures.
A flat management structure can reduce costs and boost efficiency but may be hard for larger firms to implement.
‘He said what?’
Dealing with a co-worker or manager who says demonstrably false things can be a challenge, particularly at holiday office parties. Here's a guide to handle a colleague in denial.
Jobs of the future will require emotional intelligence to complement the sophisticated machines we work with, so we need to equip young people with this vital skill
Remote workers struggle to be included in workplace decision making.
Rather than having a fear of being monitored, remote workers want the option of being visible.
With the intensity of competition across many industries, financial institutions such as ANZ need to be agile and respond to changes quickly to maintain business.
The agile working style was originally designed by tech companies for efficiency in software development but now one of Australia's big four banks wants to implement this.
Unionists protesting the reduced role of the Industrial Relations Commission after the introduction of the work choices legislation in 2006.
Even though enterprise bargaining agreements proved controversial when introduced, their use is actually in decline today.
Protesters were back on the streets demanding penalty rates be left alone when the Coalition government asked the Productivity Commission to look at workplace relations last year.
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?
Brendan O'Connor came under interrogation about Labor’s position on weekend penalty rates.
Normally it is the Coalition that is on the defensive over industrial relations at election time, with Labor claiming workers’ rights are under threat from the conservatives. But currently Labor finds…
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.
Bill Shorten has proposed higher penalties for employers who deliberately underpay workers, and stronger protections for workers from sham contracting.
A Labor government would crack down on employers who exploit workers with harsher penalties and other measures, opposition leader Bill Shorten has promised.
Most of the cyberbullying in the study occurred through work related text messaging and instant message services.
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One in five government employees are experiencing or observing workplace cyberbullying, a study shows.
It’s not just young single people that work weekends.
Myths abound about the impact penalty rates have on employment and services.
Can’t hear you.
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Government's new legislation will strike at the heart of union power.
Cafe workers are among many that stand to lose Sunday penalty rates.
Sunday penalty rates will go under Productivity Commission recommendations, but overall our workplace system was basically operating well, it found.