Corporate accountability and transparency: a modern approach to combat slavery

Ethical supply chains are under the spotlight as the Commonwealth and New South Wales legislatures move to increase transparency about modern slavery. By JACK DE FLAMINGH…

Taking the trial out of the office tryst: just how much should an employer do?

Policies encouraging disclosure of romantic relationships to avoid conflicts of interest are the best means to manage risks of workplace romance. By JACK DE FLAMINGH…

Alphabet soup: CFMMEU emerges as Australia’s first ‘super union’

In March 2018, a single member of the Fair Work Commission approved the amalgamation of the CFMEU, MUA, and TCFUA into a new ‘super union’….

Unfit for work? The Fair Work Commission will decide

The recent decision in CSL Limited T/A CSL Behring v Papaioannou [2018] FWCFB 1005 has resolved conflicting authority in unfair dismissal proceedings. By JACK DE…

‘Outer limit’ contracts within unfair dismissal bounds

An ‘outer limit’ contract (also known as a maximum term contract) is a contract that has a stated end date. A recent ruling deserves close…

Bargaining under the Fair Work Act & lessons in grammar from the HCA

The High Court of Australia’s  decisions in ‘Esso’ and ‘Aldi’ have significant effects on enterprise bargaining in Australia. By JACK DE FLAMINGH and CHRIS BELL.

Festive not foolish: a guide to surviving the silly season in (and out of) the workplace

How to get through the holiday period in one piece and without incident. By JACK DE FLAMINGH.

An unholy trinity? Religion, employees and the workplace

Religious issues can arise in various workplace settings, including the contract of employment and religious discrimination. By JOHN WILSON and KIERAN PENDER.

‘Corporate avoidance’ of the Fair Work Act

A Senate Inquiry made 29 recommendations to address ‘corporate avoidance’ of the Fair Work Act 2009. By JACK DE FLAMINGH and CHRIS BELL.

The latest from the Federal Court: October 2017

Reporting and analysis of the most notable decisions in the Federal Court. By DAN STAR QC.