The silly season is fast approaching and the annual work Christmas parties will be starting to happen. The combination of end-of-year cheer and alcohol can create some less than ideal situations for employers. Most employers will start the new year with a ‘forgive and forget’ attitude to the embarrassing dancing or terrible karaoke singing. It […]
There are two steps to obtaining approval for a new enterprise agreement. The first step is for employees to vote on whether they approve of the proposed enterprise agreement. If the majority of employees vote in favour of the new enterprise agreement the agreement progresses to the second step. The second step in approving a […]
Everyone has those appointments, tasks or events that they just don’t want to show up for. However, there are some things you must bite the bullet and attend. It should go without saying that one of those times is when your attendance is required by a court. It appears this common sense has not transferred […]
Technology has fundamentally altered the way in which we interact. Five billion people use text messages globally every day. Socially, it is one of our primary ways of interacting. Staggeringly, if you are dating someone born after 1984, there is a 53% chance that if that person ends your relationship, it will come to an […]
In May 2016 Bill Shorten said, speaking to the ABC, that a government proposing to legislate penalty rate outcomes was “playing with fire”.
With the growing proliferation of ‘no win no fee’ and contingency based employment litigation agents, it’s easy to presume that this as a positive move for ‘access to justice’ for employees. But sadly, an undercurrent within this trend is having the opposite effect.