Entries by Bismark02

Employers step up efforts to get rid of penalty rates

The SMH has reported on recent efforts to amend Australia’s job-destroying penalty rates:  Australian industry is mounting a concerted campaign to wind back and abolish weekend and public holiday penalty rates, particularly in the hospitality sector. Employer submissions to the Fair Work Commission’s review of minimum wage conditions across the economy filed in the last […]

Letter to the Editor: Productivity Commission Review

Judith Sloan draws attention to the regrettable absence from the review of workplace relations by the Productivity Commission of any “specific reference to examining individual contracting and the restrictions that arise from the present framework”.  Indeed, the terms of reference are bereft of any overall indication of what the review’s framework objective might be and […]

Australian Tour of International Labour Market Expert Prof Bernd Fitzenberger

The HR Nicholls Society would like to warmly invite you to participate in the Australian Tour of Professor Bernd Fitzenberger of Freiburg University, one of the world’s leading labour market experts, on “Labour Relations for a Resilient Economy”. Professor Fitzenberger will be speaking in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth on the German model for labour […]

Sacked for being drunk at work? Win $300,000 in damages!

Via Workplace express (paywall protected): A state manager sacked for being drunk at a staff training conference the morning after a work-related function has won $296,650 in damages, after a court took into account his company’s approach to drinking in finding his behaviour did not amount to gross misconduct. NSW District Court Judge Philip Taylor […]

AGM Adjourned Until December 11

The 2014 HR Nicholls Society Annual General Meeting has been adjourned until: TIME: 5:30pm DATE: Thursday 11 December ADDRESS: Level 10, 607 Bourke St Melbourne (SW corner with King St) Please click HERE  to download the agenda, and we hope all members will be able to join

HR Nicholls Annual Dinner Report

The HR Nicholls Society successfully held its Annual Dinner on the 24th of November, with keynote speaker Stephen Sasse. Workplace Express provided the following coverage of the event($): Adopt Victorian code nationally, says IR consultant A lack of managerial capacity is to blame for the huge cost blowouts on major publicly-funded infrastructure projects such as […]

AGM Notice

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and DINNER Thursday 4 December 2014 level 2, CQ, 113-123 Queen Street Melbourne (NW corner with Little Collins St). 5 30 pm:                   Agenda Welcome to members Apologies Reports to the board President’s report Treasurer’s report Election of office bearers General business   Members wishing to stand for election to the board should […]