Shane Koelmeyer's Blog – June 2017 Archive (9)

Uber eX-employee sparks reform of company culture

Uber Technologies now appears to be undergoing a major remodel of its workplace environment, including the dismissal of 20 employees and the departure of CEO, Travis Kalanick, following a self-imposed investigation into the culture of the eight-year old company.  

A fiery blog post by an ex-employee of the popular ride-hailing service was the trigger…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on June 22, 2017 at 17:22 — No Comments

Family Portrait: FWC issues interim stop bullying order for family run business

Workplace bullying can often have a significant impact on workplace morale; however it can become compounded when the bullying occurs in small family run businesses where anti-bullying policies and procedures may not be in place.

This is the circumstance that the Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently considered when determining to make, by…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on June 22, 2017 at 17:16 — No Comments

It’s a crying sham: Cleaning company engaged in sham contracting ordered to pay over $660,000

Sham contracting and the exploitation of vulnerable workers have been hot topics recently following a series of high profile cases including the likes of 7Eleven, Baiada Poultry and Quest Serviced Apartments. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) continues its crusade, investigating and litigating claims related to worker exploitation in supply chain arrangements.…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on June 22, 2017 at 17:06 — No Comments

I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that: Can a computer be the decision-maker in an adverse action decision?

There is no doubt that human resources information systems (HRIS) have changed the face of HR.

A good HRIS makes onboarding and compliance easier and can provide real-time data on an organisation’s workforce.

As reported this month in HRM Magazine, Futurist Chris Riddell…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on June 15, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

I like to move it (move it): Relocation & Redundancy

The issue of relocating employees from one location to another arises when a business is restructuring, when a site closes down, or when a business decides to move its operations. 

A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) considered the issues of relocation, redundancy and unfair dismissal. …

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on June 15, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

State of Play: Cricket Australia and NRL Industrial Disputes

Recently, there has been intense focus in the media on two of Australia’s top sporting codes and their negotiations for new pay deals. The threats of strikes and boycotts highlight why it is important to have and maintain good communication between the parties in the collective bargaining process.

Cricket…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on June 15, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

99 Problems and Agreement Drafting is one

Earlier this month, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) Full Bench handed down its decision in relation to an application to deal with a dispute in accordance with the dispute settlement procedure in the Kentz Pty Ltd Ichthys Onshore Construction Greenfields Agreement (the EBA).  This decision was an appeal of an earlier decision by Commissioner Bissett with respect to the interpretation of clause 19 of the EBA…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on June 1, 2017 at 12:59 — No Comments

Super funds not super fun – Employer non-compliance with the superannuation guarantee

Earlier this month, the Senate Economics References Committee (the Committee) released its report on non-compliance with superannuation guarantee legislation in Australia. The report, titled “Superbad – Wage theft and non-compliance of the Superannuation Guarantee”, documents the findings of the Committee’s inquiry and makes recommendations for changes to the law and initiatives run by government agencies to deal…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on June 1, 2017 at 12:49 — No Comments

Just one look: Employees’ access to personal information

Just one look... or in the case for one former job centre employee, thirty five unauthorised “looks” at an ex-lover’s job seeker profile.

It was recently reported in the media that an employee who worked for a job services provider was convicted of criminal offences for accessing restricted data without authorisation.…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on June 1, 2017 at 12:35 — No Comments

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