It was a very full house at the offices of Seyfarth Shaw in Sydney last Thursday evening for the presentation of the 2016 McCallum Medal, now in its 12th year. This prestigious annual public speaking competition, named in honour of eminent industrial relations lawyer and leading disability rights advocate, Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO, was ...more
Bullying, unfair dismissal, discrimination, health and safety, domestic violence – these issues, in their intersection with workplace relations/law, are some of the topics that entrants in the annual McCallum Medal public speaking competition may choose to present on this year. Named in honour of Professor Ron McCallum AO, former Dean of the Faculty of Law at ...more
Reinstatement is the primary remedy in unfair dismissal cases under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), but as two articles in the latest edition of Workplace Review (Summer 2016, Vol 7 Pt 1) make clear, more often than not monetary compensation is the remedy provided in successful claims. One reason for this suggested by James ...more
The Summer 2016 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “The changing interpretation of agreements” – Hon Reg Hamilton; “Balancing act: Reinstatement – maintaining procedural fairness and employment satisfaction” – Claire Limbach; “Productivity Commission report on workplace relations – an opportunity for reform?” – Emma Lutwyche and Neil Napper; “Trade union Royal Commission – watershed moment or political stunt?” – Neil Napper; and “Unpaid law internships – the need for a regulated experience” – Nandan Subramaniam; as well as the following sections: Focus on Australian Capital Territory: “Interim reinstatement in unfair dismissal cases” – James Macken; Focus on Northern Territory: “Reflections on legal practice in the Northern Territory” – Bruce Taylor; Interview: “Smashing the glass ceiling: Senator Michaelia Cash’s journey from lawyer to workplace reformer” – by Azadeh Williams; Book Review: “The Country Wife” – reviewed by Vanessa Gorman; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Summer 2011 issue of the Workplace Review includes several interesting articles and sections on a range of topics including, but not limited to, protected industrial action, unfair dismissal and Facebook, the approach of Fair Work Australia to evidence, work health and safety, costs in discrimination matters and the general protections provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009.
The Winter 2011 issue of Workplace Review contains interesting material on a wide range of topics relating to workplace legislation. The Part includes articles on right of entry provisions, the approach to remedies for unfair dismissals, the recent decision in Laing O’Rourke (BMC) Pty Ltd v Kirwin and a look at the planking craze and what it means for the workplace, plus much more.
The latest issue of Workplace Review (Vol 2(1)) is now available online with hard copy to follow shortly. Including feature interview with Senator Chris Evans, articles on right of entry, sham contracting, adverse action and more – the wide range of content in this issue will engage your mind and tickle your humour.