In Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation v Jeta Gardens (QLD) Pty Ltd, the Commission found that an employer was liable to pay staff for on-site RAT testing 15 minutes before each shift. Being in an aged-care, high-risk scenario, the decision is specific to its facts. However, it provides useful insight about how the FWC is handling these scenarios.
Recent cases in the United States show the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recovering significant compensation from various corporations for victims of discrimination and victimisation (referred to as retaliation in the US). Compensation was payable for violations of Title VII of the US Civil Rights Act 1964.
The upcoming amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 change the current five days of unpaid leave for family and domestic violence (FDV) to a paid entitlement of ten days’ leave. This will be an entitlement arising under the National Employment Standards (NES).
Part of a Councillor’s role is to engage in robust debate on the issues of the day and advocate on matters in the interests of their communities. Unfortunately, at some Councils the poor conduct of individual Councillors is getting in the way of Council business. As leaders in their community Local Government Councillors need to foster a culture where they can be effective decision makers.
Read about how the internal arbitration process in the Local Government Act 2020 works to address workplace culture issues and how some Councillors are taking the lead to get things done.
Emily Howie, General Counsel and Director of Dispute Resolution at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) recently spoke to members of the Justitia community about the VEOHRC’s investigation into the adequacy of Bakers Delight Holdings’ (Bakers Delight) framework for preventing and eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace.