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Can Legal Privilege protect the confidentiality of an investigation report?

Friday, April 14, 2017

Who should have access to an Investigation Report and can ‘Legal Privilege’ protect the confidentiality of an investigation report? Read More

Casual Employment, controversy in 2016…. What does this hold for 2017?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wow – casuals being eligible for redundancy entitlements, being able to bring claims of unfair dismissal…where to next?  Read More

How have the Anti-Bullying Powers played out so far?

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The Fair Work Commission recently released its first quarterly report on its anti-bullying powers. The report reveals that there were 151 applications to stop alleged bullying at work between January and March this year. All matters were dealt with in the mandatory 14-day period, and the vast majority were resolved without proceeding to a formal decision. Only one application was granted, and you can read the details of that decision in a previous PEEL News. Read More

Anti-bullying Orders - A First Glimpse

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Since the introduction of anti-bullying amendments to the Fair Work Act (2009) in January 2014, many have wondered what these changes will mean in practice. What will anti-bullying orders involve? How detailed with they be? We now have our first glimpse of these amendments at work. Read More

Are you ready for the changes?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Workplace Bullying be prepared, you only have 6 months to go

Monday, July 29, 2013

On the 27th June 2013, the Fair Work Act 2009 was amended to give the Fair Work Commission anti-bullying powers.  They will come into effect on the 1st January 2014.  Read More

Key learnings from the endeavour energy case

Monday, September 03, 2012

Debate over the most acceptable method for drug testing has been hot in the industrial environment.  It is a debate that employers, employees and unions alike would like a closing address too.  The advocates of urine testing argue that it is a more cost-effective and accurate method, while those against it say it’s an intrusive method and that oral drug testing has fewer privacy issues. Read More

Can you stop the rising tide of unfair dismissal claims

Monday, July 30, 2012

Is defending an unfair dismissal claim becoming too difficult? A recent research study conducted by Professor Oslington, of the Australian Catholic University and Assistant Professor of Economics, Benoit Freyens, of the University of Canberra, gives weight to this claim. The study conducted by the pair, compared unfair dismissal data under the last three major versions of workplace law. The research highlighted that 17,000 unfair dismissal claims are now being processed each year compared to around 6,000 under Work Choices and 7,000 under the previous Workplace Relations Act. Not only did the research show that unfair dismissal claims are on the rise, but the number of successful claims has also increased.  Read More

Lessons of a mediator

Monday, May 28, 2012

It's not easy knowing when to mediate and, once you are in there, achieving a successful and sustainable mediation outcome.  Like any other craft there are some tricks and techniques to help you along the way.  Here are some key lessons learnt through our mediation practice that you may find valueable when tackling your next workplace mediation. Read More

Social media consideration before termination

Thursday, December 15, 2011

As the last week of most people’s working year comes upon us don’t be surprised to find some of your employees using social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter to display their displeasure or air their grievances about their managers, co-workers or the organisation. Read More