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If you are new to industrial relations the following articles make a good starting point.
- What is industrial relations?
- What is a trade union?
- Workplace Bullying. What is it?
- Enterprise Agreements. What are they?
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
060: ACTU Casual to perm after 6 months, Lorna Jane’s $570K bullying case, and build a rapid response IR team
IR Simplified Podcast, episode 60
In this episode I’ll be talking about the ACTU’s push to make casual’s permanent.
Lorna Jane’s win with a harassment complaint, and the need for a quick response to complaints.
And some tips on how to build a ‘rapid response’ industrial relations team.
In Episode 59 of the IR Simplified Podcast (the first for 2018), I share my plans for the year. This is blog posts, podcasting, regular webinars, and even a live event. I also ask the question, why any business owner would take an unfair dismissal...read more
In this episode of the IR Simplified Podcast, I talk about the following items. Enterprise agreements, and that they haven't failed businesses. Businesses have failed them. I also talk about two noticeable clauses from recently approved enterprise...read more
In this episode of the IR Simplified Podcast, I talk about the fiasco at Channel 7, share some tips for novice and experienced workplace investigators, and ask Link to things mentioned in the podcast. LinkedIn Discussion Workplace Investigation Article IR...read more
In this episode of the IR Simplified podcast I talk about businesses needing an employee engagement officer to improve industrial relations.
I also explain why this position shouldn’t be one that is done by the human resources department.
This ties in good with the Sun Tzu’s passage on the use of spies in his book “the Art of War”.
I also give a little but of a shambles plug for the book that I am writing called “the Art of War for Industrial Relations”.read more
The Art of War for Industrial Relations is the title of the soon to be released book by Cameron Blewett. There is no denying that the nature of industrial relations is changing all the time. Sun Tzu starts the book with: The art of war is of vital...read more