News and interviews on Peter Vitale including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
You bet you can! But first read the fine print.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
As an employer, what rights do you have when a union comes knocking at your door?
Wednesday, 06 June 2012
This might be a perfect chance to show your initiative and get creative.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Fair Work Australia’s annual report shows a big rise in termination disputes, including almost 10,000 unfair dismissal claims by employees
Friday, 22 October 2010
Employers looking to stop former staff from poaching clients have been given a new legal strategy.
Monday, 18 October 2010
The sexual harassment battle between David Jones, it’s former chief executive Mark McInnes and its former junior publicist Kristy Kirk-Fraser ends with an estimated $850,000 payout.
Thursday, 14 October 2010
The Government says there is no evidence that employers are being forced to pay “go away” money to settle unfair dismissal claims, despite unfair dismissal claim numbers jumping.
Monday, 11 October 2010
Retailers attack Fair Work for upholding a decision to restrict businesses from scheduling shifts shorter than three hours.
Friday, 01 October 2010
A recent poll shows that smokers on average took four 15 minute breaks daily or 240 hours each year.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
The explosion of social media use has employers and employees wondering where the line between work and play is drawn.
Tuesday, 07 September 2010
Legislative provisions designed to stop employers from engaging employees as independent contractors was ushered in by the Howard Government... then all but disappeared.
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
David Jones describes parts of the sexual harassment claims levelled against it by former publicist Kristy Fraser-Kirk as “unfounded and highly exaggerated” and says it is prepared to fight.
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
A string of recent cases shows the Fair Work Ombudsman is targeting managers and directors. So watch out!
Monday, 23 August 2010
Experts say businesses need more education on how the Fair Work regime actually works if they are to be expected to avoid aggressive penalties.
Friday, 13 August 2010
A new survey shows colleagues often have to work extra hours to pick up the slack from staff who excessively drink.
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Discrimination cases are attracting some pretty hefty headlines at the moment. Here's what you should know.
Tuesday, 03 August 2010
Legal experts say it is highly unlikely that former David Jones publicist Kristy Fraser-Kirk will receive anything like the $37 million claim she has launched.
Friday, 16 July 2010
Cotton On has been forced to backpay over 3,000 staff by the Fair Work Ombudsman, and was ordered to publish an official apology on its Facebook page.
Thursday, 01 July 2010
There are a flood of changes SMEs need to be aware of on the first day of the new financial year.
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Take note: July 1 is the start date for the transition to pay arrangements under Modern Awards made under the Fair Work Act.