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Employment and workplace relations| 21 Nov 2019
A recent amendment to anti-discrimination laws gives employers greater certainty about when they can and cannot reject job applications from people with criminal records.
Employment and workplace relations| 24 Jul 2018
On 28 June 2018, the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) (Bill) was introduced into Federal Parliament. The introduction of the Bill follows a parliamentary inquiry which took place last year.
Employment and workplace relations| 26 Jul 2017
The Federal Circuit Court has found that an employer took unlawful adverse action against a pregnant employee when it dismissed her for taking time off work due to morning sickness and to attend medical appointments.
Employment and workplace relations| 27 Mar 2017
On 22 March 2017, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull introduced legislation to criminalise the giving, receiving or soliciting of 'corrupting benefits' between employers and trade unions.
Employment and workplace relations| 07 Nov 2016
The Fair Work Commission has dismissed a former employee’s unfair dismissal application1, finding that the employer’s workplace culture was not to blame for the employee’s sexual harassment.