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You are about to begin your journey to simplifying industrial relations. Your first mission, should you choose to sign up to the IR Simplified newsletter, where you will get weekly email tips on how to simplify industrial relations. Sign up by clicking this button
If you are new to industrial relations the following articles make a good starting point.

  1. What is industrial relations?
  2. What is a trade union?
  3. Workplace Bullying. What is it?
  4. Enterprise Agreements. What are they?

There is also the IR Simplified Podcast, and the LinkedIn group Australian Industrial Relations.

High Income Threshold

Employers should be aware that from 1 July 2017, the high-income threshold is set to increase to $142,000.00. This means the maximum amount of compensation payable for a successful unfair dismissal claim increases to $71,000.00.

Recent articles and podcast episodes

67: Cost or value; sacked for not being vegan, ACTU’s “change the rules” campaign

In this episode I ask the question, as a consumer, does price or value influence your decision more? talk about, a recent media report of an overseas employee who was fired for not being vegan. And, share my thoughts on the “change the rules” campaign by the ACTU....

66: Annual Wage Increase, Internships, How Can We “Fix” HR, and more

In this episode, I'll be talking about the the following: The Annual discussion on wages increases, and my suggestion on what should happen. Internships, Asking the question how we can fix HR at the coal face, Thoughts on a suggestion that HR and Marketing are...

65: The CFMMEU (a super union), Pharmacists Writing “sick notes” And More

In this episode I'll be talking about the planned creation of a “super union”. The CFMMEU< Medical certificates being provided by Chemists. (again). An interesting bit from reading about Henry Ford and Forlandia And finally a bit of a talk about bullying and...