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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
In episode 55 of the IR Simplified podcast, I talk about; the passing by the Senate of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill, and what it means for business; I also talk about enterprise associations; and that you don’t need to use a lawyer to go to the Fair Work Commission.read more
In Episode 54 of the IR Simplified Podcast, I talk about the following:
Why IR shouldn’t be part of HR, and why businesses should be encouraging employees to form an enterprise association.
In this episode of the IR Simplified Podcast, I talk about the application by AiGroup and HABA to vary the Hair and Beauty Industry Award to reduce Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates.
I also share my thoughts on Registered Organisations, and why I don’t think they are worth joining.read more
I am constantly amazed by the number of myths surrounding industrial relations. It is even more amusing that even though we are in 2017, these myths don't look like fading away any time soon. So, with that in mind, here is 2017's contribution to industrial...read more
In this episode of the IR Simplified Podcast, I talk about the following things. * Decision by the Fair Work Commission to put a "casual conversion" clause into Modern Awards * How this decision, won't kill businesses. * The Fair Work Ombudsman's media...read more
In this episode of the IR Simplified podcast, I talk about the following: Why do we still require a medical certificate for short term absences? Do we really need to continue to treat our employees as children and make them bring a note in from mum (Doctor), if they...read more