Preparing for the return of unfair dismissal laws

The new unfair dismissal laws took effect from 1 July 2009. They have reinstated a legal remedy for a substantial portion of the workforce who had been unable to access unfair dismissal applications from 27 March 2006.

Paid Parental Leave to Australians from 1 January 2011

A paid parental leave scheme will commence from 1 January 2011. This scheme will provide paid parental leave benefits to most Australian employees. Find out what benefits this has for employers and employees.

Facebook: Facing the consequences

Now more than ever, employees are posting private thoughts and personal information about themselves and their employers on websites such as Myspace, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. At this stage, Courts and the AIRC have not dealt with these issues, however recent examples in the media has highlighted what is a growing issue for employers.

Protect your business from unscrupulous staff

Is your intellectual property protected? In a recent case, two dishonest employees utilised customer lists, sales data and pricing information to compete against their employer. Read on to find out how you can protect your intellectual property from unscrupulous staff.