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21Jan 2019

EMA Consulting are aware that a number of clients that we work with have been contacted by businesses offering employee relations support packages, including Employsure.  If you are considering an employment relations package from a service provider, we recommend that you exercise due diligence in relation to them all, particularly the IR expertise and experience […]

27Mar 2018

On 26 March 2018, the Fair Work Commission decided to amend awards to include unpaid Family and Domestic Violence Leave. It also proposed that new Family Friendly Working Arrangements should be included in awards.  Family and Domestic Violence Leave Hearings on the inclusion of Family and Domestic Violence Leave in modern awards have been occurring […]

15Feb 2018

Are you aware of the disclosable benefits obligations for employers and bargaining representatives during the enterprise bargaining process? From 29 January 2018, there is a new prescribed form for complying with the requirement for employers and bargaining representatives (including unions) to disclose financial benefits (“Disclosable Benefits”) that they will receive, or can reasonably be expected […]

13Feb 2018

These are EMA’s pick of the most interesting and relevant cases reported in the last month and over the holiday period. Please note that these are summaries only, and should not be relied upon in place of the full judgment. If you would like clarification on any of the judgments, or wish to know how […]

29Aug 2017

A recent Fair Work Commission decision provides a good example of how an investigation process can become unfocussed and consequently the employer’s decision-making is then flawed.   Good training and education will help employers to manage employees more effectively and to focus investigations on the relevant issues.   A Director of Nursing at an aged care […]