Since the defeat of the Howard Government’s Work Choices policy at the 2007 Federal election, Thomson Reuters has been proud to publish titles that practitioners could turn to in times of changing workplace law. “Transition to Forward with Fairness” (July 2008; usually $69.95, now $27.98 incl gst) by Forsyth, Creighton, Gostencnik & Sharard and “Navigating the Fair Work Laws” (Nov 2010; usually $130, now $52 incl gst) by Forsyth, Gostencnik, Roche & Parker are two of those titles included in our Mid-Year Sale at a 60% discount until 28 June 2013.
For five years, workplace relations change has been constant. You had to negotiate your way through Work Choices and then change direction with Forward with Fairness. At last, with the Federal Election behind us, you can approach Fair Work with confidence that it is here to stay for some time.
And that means you need to know more than the name of the legislation. You need to work in the system.
Navigating the Fair Work Laws, from the dedicated team of Forsyth, Gostencnik, Parker & Roach, helps you do just that.
For more details, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.au/fairwork
The newest commentary on workplace relations, Navigating the Fair Work Laws by Forsyth, Gostencnik, Parker and Roach, publishes next month and can be ordered from Thomson Reuters now (November 2010).
Consequently, the price of Transition to Forward with Fairness (published July 2008) has been significantly reduced. Buy now to get a useful commentary to a complex period of legislative change at a great price.
Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union – Mining and Energy Division v Tahmoor Coal Pty Ltd  FWAFB 3510 (5 May 2010).
This decision deals with good faith bargaining requirements under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). It provides explanation of the detailed technical provisions under the Fair Work Act, in this case dealing with bargaining for new industrial instruments.
Although many first portrayed the Fair Work regime as about winding back the clock, it contains significant new developments in industrial relations. These were the Safety Net, balancing the needs of the individual against those of the collective, and, “potentially”, changes to the fundamental structure of bargaining itself.
Qantas Executive Manager IR Sue Bussell spoke about these issues at the 18th annual Kingsley Laffer Memorial Lecture on April 19.