Complex to navigate, hard to enforce: Why pregnancy discrimination at work continues
Employers can be unaware of their legal responsibilities or struggle to navigate complex workplace laws.
Post-COVID-19, can women demand more workplace flexibility?
Businesses should seriously consider allowing female workers the flexibility to structure their work arrangements around family demands.
Fishing for global talent: what Australia needs to do now to lure skilled immigrants
Highly skilled global talent follows economic opportunities. What policies should Australia adopt to attract these foreign workers?
Finally, a legal definition of casual employment: What the High Court decision means
The ruling follows months of political and legal wrangling over the ‘proper nature’ of casual employment, but has continued to stoke controversy.
The motherhood penalty: why employers fear women
Employers fear the ‘risk’ of pregnancy among younger women seeking part-time jobs, research reveals.
It’s just a gig: how the gig economy is stealing workers’ rights
Freedom and flexibility versus no holiday or sick pay – and often no superannuation: that's the choice facing 'gig' economy workers. Is it time for them to be guaranteed certain basic rights?
What Australia’s impending modern slavery reporting means for business
Proposed legislation will require Australian organisations to report on the risks of modern slavery in their operations and their supply chains.
Want wages growth? Then it’s back to the old ways
A new paper from eminent industrial relations expert, Professor Joe Isaac, argues that to line up wages growth with labour productivity, the balance of power favouring employers against unions and workers must be corrected.