Substance over form – Fair Work Commission cuts some slack

Procedure is a servant, not the king – approval of enterprise agreements gets a little bit easier. By JACK DE FLAMINGH and CHRIS BELL.

Freedom of speech in a master / servant relationship

An in-depth look at the debate about freedom of speech in an employment relationship. By JACK DE FLAMINGH.

Training is key to avoiding legal liability for rogue employees

Organisations may be able to escape liability for privacy breaches caused by ‘rogue’ employees, but only if proper protections were in place to start with….

Fine lines blurred in adverse action applications

There is a fine line between a decision made because of a protected attribute, and one made because of the manifestation of that protected attribute….

Walking the line: when does a shiny new enterprise lose its lustre?

JACK DE FLAMINGH & HANNAH PETERS discuss the first FWC case to consider Fair Work Act amendments aimed at resolving protracted greenfields bargaining disputes.

Same same but different: it’s time to close the gender pay gap

On International Women’s Day, it’s time we all take stock of what we can do to reduce the gender pay gap.

Legal internships in NSW: experience or exploitation?

The Law Society’s Employment Law Committee outlines the legal framework of internships to assist employers in meeting their rights and responsibilities.

Aftermath of the casual conundrum: ‘double-dipping’ and class actions

Government has moved to limit the fall-out from the Full Federal Court’s decision on casual workers in WorkPac v Skene.  Meanwhile, class actions momentum is building. …

The spotlight on sexual harassment continues

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released its 2018 survey into workplace sexual harassment and the results aren’t great.  By JACK DE FLAMINGH and ERIN…

The NSW Working With Children scheme, five years on

Working With Children laws reformed in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse . By SHARMINIE NILES.