Episode 55: Protecting Vulnerable Workers, Enterprise Associations, and Lawyers in IR

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.

Episode 53: Penalty Rates and Registered Organisations

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.

Workplace Investigations and the Support Person (Updated 2019)

Support person. It is one of those areas of workplace investigations that causes no end of confusion. When I first wrote this article, I had the belief that during a workplace investigation, the employee is only able to bring in a support person. Lately, my thoughts have changed on that one, and this article will … Read more

Enterprise Agreement Negotiation - IR Simplified

Enterprise Agreements Part 3: Negotiation

This is part 3 in a series on enterprise agreements. You can find the lead post in the series here. Part 1: Enterprise Agreements Part 1: What Are They? we discussed what enterprise agreements are, how they differ from Modern Awards and talked about what can and cannot be in one. Part 2: Enterprise Agreements Part 2 – Planning was a discussion … Read more

Enterprise Agreements Part 1: What Are They?

This is part 1 in a series on enterprise agreements. You can find the first post in the series here. With regards to the Fair Work Act 2009, an enterprise agreement is an agreement on certain employment conditions between an employer and their employee(s). Enterprise Agreements can be between: a) An employer and group of … Read more

Episode 40 IR Simplified Podcast. Small Business Fair Dismissal Code

Today’s episode of the IR Simplified podcast is about the small business fair dismissal code. I talk about what it is, who it applies to, and how to use it. Remember to check out Industrial Relations Today, and add your name to the mailing list to be one of the first to know what’s happening and when. … Read more