Do you intend to shut down operations over the Christmas and New Year period this year?...read more
Outsourcing and offshoring is particularly fashionable at the moment with businesses of all shapes and sizes exploring strategies to keep labour costs down whilst still maintaining high operational standards and efficiencies....read more
The Fair Work Commission has found that an aged care provider unfairly dismissed a personal carer when it erroneously relied upon an “eyewitness’” to substantiate an allegation of elder abuse....read more
A recent decision of the Full Federal Court to uphold a 2015 decision of the Fair Work Commission highlights some of the practical difficulties employers may face when dealing with the impact of domestic violence orders in the workplace....read more
FWO cracking down on employment conditions in the aged care and disability service industries – it's time to get your house in order!12 Sep
In November 2015 the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) commenced an audit campaign in the health care and social assistance industry (one of Australia’s largest employing industries).
Faces buried in smartphones is a familiar site this week as people everywhere are engrossed in the task of capturing, battling and training Pokémon creatures as they pop up at locations around the globe.
So after a nail-biting fortnight, Bill Shorten has conceded the election and the Coalition have been returned to Government with Malcolm Turnbull remaining at the helm (at least for the time being).
Last week’s decision by the Fair Work Commission to overturn the approval of the Coles Store Team Enterprise Agreement 2014 – 2017 shows that all it takes is one disadvantaged employee to bring down a whole agreement.
Bullying in strata24 May
Workplace bullying continues to rise with the latest surveys indicating up to 40% of employees have experienced bullying at some point in their working lives.
Innovation and new business ideas have always been a strong part of Australia’s economy.
Employee use of social media during their personal time has again come to the forefront as a result of a controversial decision of the Fair Work Commission to reinstate a Centrelink employee who referred to clients as “junkies” and spastics” in online chat forums.
Hynes Legal is proud to announce that two of the firm’s team members have featured in The Best Lawyers in Australia for 2015/2016.