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Rod Reid (Director and Principal Consultant of EMA Consulting) presented an informative discussion on the three forms of harassment – sexual, racial and bullying – to a group of HR practitioners.  With the cost to the Australian Workplace estimated to be above $11 billion, the impact of workplace harassment is significant and growing each year. […]

Monthly Case Summaries: May Update These are EMA’s pick of the most interesting and relevant cases reported in the last month. 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 […]

The Fair Work Commission released a statement on 21 March 2018 summarising a series of decisions made between December 2014 and June 2017 modifying the proposed award drafts in ways that will have a significant impact when the review is completed. This EMA Note summarises those decisions under the following headings: • Inconsistencies with the […]

Casual employees covered by modern awards and who work a regular pattern of work will soon have rights to obtain a conversion to permanent part-time or full-time employment. As part of the current four-yearly review, the Fair Work Commission has decided that modern awards should include a casual conversion clause.1 The reasoning for the inclusion of […]

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 […]

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