Industrial Relations Articles

Making Changes to Employee Roles

As a result of the pandemic we are seeing workplaces short staffed with many employees sick, applying for flexible work arrangements, or resigning due to public health concerns and general lifestyle changes. In response, many employers are looking to internally...

Costly Wage Errors

Across Australia, the Fair Work Ombudsman has been conducting surprise audits investigating employee wages and entitlements, with a priority focus upon sectors of (but not limited to), hospitality, retail, horticulture, and contract cleaning. The underpayment of...

Is the Grass Always Greener?

The greatest asset for any business is its people.  Increasingly, good people are getting harder to find.  In the past an employee would typically have just three jobs in a lifetime however this era is long gone and now if an employee stays with you for...

It Will Never Happen to Me…Right?

My business is too small to worry about. It is amazing how many times this crops up when we first visit a business to discuss payments and entitlements that may or may not be due to employees. To be fair, it is not usually said directly, but it becomes apparent in the...