Legal Responsibilities At Work

What Does ‘Reasonably Practicable’ Mean In Australia’s Workplace Health & Safety Act? [& Free WHS Guide]

What Does ‘Reasonably Practicable’ Mean In Australia’s Workplace Health & Safety Act? [& Free WHS Guide] Many Australian business managers and HR professionals have struggled with the question of what is ‘reasonably practicable’ when it comes to the national model workplace health & safety obligations?  The Workplace Health & Safety Act requires that everyone is…

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Australian 457 Temporary Work Visa Controversy [Watch The 30 Second Video]

Australian 457 Temporary Work Visa Controversy [Watch The 30 Second Video] Skilled migration to Australia and employer-sponsored work visas is an area that can become a political battleground when politics gets involved. With the federal election campaign in full swing, the Australian 457 temporary work visa debate continues to rage. The powerful construction union, the…

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Recent Job Losses In Australia [Plus Free Interview On Managing Redundancies]

It’s been a rough few weeks for redundancies and job losses in the Australian labour market.  Today we’re looking at the recent announcements. We’re also sharing another helpful free HRwisdom resource on the right way to handle redundancies. Before we get started, you may also be interested in these other HRwisdom articles (they will open in…

Workplace Bullying E-Learning

Australian Government Gives $20 Million To Combat Workplace Bullying [So Here’s Your Free Workplace Bullying E-Learning Module]

Workplace Bullying is a major problem in all economies.  The Australian Government estimates that workplace bullying costs the national economy over $36 million dollars per year in lost productivity. As a result, the recent Federal Budget allocated over $20 million dollars to the Fair Work Commission so that it could do more in this troublesome…

Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Workplace Sexual Harassment [Powerful Video]

A major issue for any employer is how to prevent workplace bullying and sexual harassment. Under Occupational Health and Safety and anti-discrimination law, employers have a legal responsibility to provide a safe workplace. This short video explains: What is workplace sexual harassment. The social and economic effects What employers should do. Feel free to share the video…

Legal Responsibilities of Employers

Legal Responsibilities of Employers [Checklist]

The Australian Government regularly makes changes to the legal responsibilities of employers, particularly in the area of wage rates. Today we are sharing a government checklist of the legal responsibilities of employers. [box type=”alert”] FREE WORKPLACE LAW ONLINE BRIEFINGS:  See available session times here: Free Workplace Law Briefings For Employers [/box] Legal Responsibilities of Employers –…

Conflict and Resolution at Work

Conflict and Resolution At Work – Some Government Advice

Today we are looking at the issue of conflict and resolution at work and we are sharing some handy government advice. Thanks to regular HRwisdom contributor Wendy Takasch for sharing this very useful information. Over to Wendy . . . Conflict and Resolution At Work The challenge of running a business successfully can be very…