How to Avoid Christmas Party IR Disasters

The Christmas and New Year period are notorious for employee related incidents that can have a major detrimental impact on an organisation no matter what size or configuration thanks to everyone forgetting the rules at work social functions. The typical issues are sexual harassment, fighting, drink ..... Read More

If Only Solving Unemployment was that Simple

Starting a business to solve unemployment is a noble gesture but not that simple as Industrial Relations expert Grace Collier insinuated on Q&A recently. Simply being unemployed does not make someone qualified to start, run and maintain a successful business – business is a long term inve ..... Read More

Santa is on the Money with Giving – What your Marketing can give this Christmas

Christmas is a time for giving, and in recent years has become a time for bombarding potential customers with an overload of advertising. The question many people ask themselves is how they can stand out in the crowded marketplace. The answer is simple. What can you do that no one else does? You mus ..... Read More

Annual Leave: IR Update

New Rules on Annual Leave for Employees Covered by Modern Awards There have been some recent reforms to the modern award system which applies to all employers covered by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) in relation to the taking and using of leave by employees. The reforms are the result of lengthy deba ..... Read More