The latest issue of the Workplace Review (Volume 2 Part 2) contains the following material:
Right of entry but no right to privacy – Meryl Remedios
Right of entry provisions under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) are designed to provide a framework which balances the rights of unions, employers and employees. However, when union members’ wishes conflict with those of their union, the Fair Work Act may leave employers stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Unfair dismissal: A change of focus in respect of remedy – Rick Manuel
In this article, Rick Manuel takes a look at the approach to remedies for unfair dismissals for the parties concerned. While the vast majority of unfair dismissal matters are decided by an award of compensation, the question remains whether a greater focus on re-employment might develop over time as the jurisprudence of Fair Work Australia expands.
Wisdom of Solomon not required of employers – Mark Curran
This article discusses the recent decision of the Western Australian Court of Appeal in Laing O’Rourke (BMC) Pty Ltd v Kirwin  WASCA 117, which concerned the liability of an employer under occupational health and safety legislation following the passage of Cyclone George across the Pilbara in March 2007.
Plankers be warned: “Employers are ‘board’ with employees’ antics” – Aaron Allegretto
Planking antics have hit the news in recent months, with a number of employees sacked across Australia for planking while at work. Here, Aaron Allegretto looks at the planking craze, stating that planking, whether it occurs during work hours at the workplace or out of hours in a situation that has a relevant connection to the workplace, could lead to a workplace investigation and subsequent action. To that end, tips for employers on handling such situations are provided.
- Medical panels – Rick Manuel
- Defending equality against all odds: How Elizabeth Broderick pioneered a cultural shift in workplace practices – By Azadeh Khalilizadeh
- Of roosters, ducks and elephants – Jeffrey Phillips SC
- Industrial relations: Retaining a well-empowered watchdog – Richard Calver
- Lessons from disasters: The design failures at the heart of major disasters – Michael Tooma
- Sex discrimination in the defence force – Jacquie Seemann
- Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 – Jacquie Seemann
- Victorian equal opportunity law – Jacquie Seemann
- Disability standards – Jacquie Seemann
- Celebrity judge – Jeffrey Phillips SC
- He just keeps writing – Jeffrey Phillips SC
- Musings and anecdotes on recent developments in the world of industrial relations and workplace reform – Jeffrey Phillips SC
For the pdf version of the table of contents, click here: WR Vol 2 Pt 2 Contents.