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Organisational leaders are favouring lateral thinking over redundancies and retrenchment in the face of challenging economic conditions, according to the latest findings from LMA’s Leadership, Employment and Direction (LEAD). Key findings from the November 2013 LEAD survey reveal only 25% of leaders and 33% of managers have reported layoffs in the last quarter. However, tightened belts and ...more
“Back office efficiencies” and economies of scale in purchasing arrangements are top of the list for proposed productivity gains in the Australian public service (APS), according to the State of the Service 2012-2013 report released by the Australian Public Service Commission last week. The report outlines the challenges facing the APS to meet the Federal ...more
Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce that the Industrial Law title of The Australian Digest has been reissued with a series of exciting new enhancements. With improved currency, the Commonwealth material has been re-organised to reflect the Fair Work Reforms, broadly following the conceptual approach found in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). The retained ...more
The Fair Work Commission Rules 2013 were registered on ComLaw yesterday, commencing today, Friday 6 December. They include transitional arrangements and repeal previous Rules.
Users of Fair Work Legislation 2013 should be aware that the Rules included in that volume, therefore, have now been superceded. Subscribers to National Workplace Relations will see the new Rules appear in that product shortly.
When “Fair Work Legislation 2013” was published almost four months ago, changes to the pieces of legislation were known to be commencing in the first part of next year, including those affecting the Fair Work Act from 1 January in relation to workplace bullying and right of entry.
To allow practitioners to see what those changes would look like in context, these changes were included in ‘future commencement’ notes within our consolidation. With these notes, customers can rely on this year’s volume comfortably into 2014.
Every dollar spent on employee wellbeing will return $5.81, Exercise is Medicine Australia research has revealed. Chris Tzarimas, Exercise is Medicine Australia initiative CEO and Lifestyle Clinic director, told HRR the cost of health related absenteeism and presenteeism was $34.1bn. He said a workplace wellness program could increase productivity through a 25% drop in illness ...more