Herbert Smith Freehills' Partners Anthony Wood and Steve Bell, and Senior Associate Natalie Gaspar launch the Employment and Workplace Relations In Australia 2017 guide by outlining the 7 top trends for this year.
The Guide to Employment and Workplace Relations in Australia Guide 2017
The Employment and Workplace Relations in Australia Guide 2017 (Guide) offers in-house counsel, HR, IR and safety professionals with a comprehensive, straightforward and up-to-date overview of all areas of employment, industrial and safety laws, both federal and state. The Guide is also a valuable for executives and managers who need or want to learn more about the law and other arrangements underpinning the employment of their people.
The 7 top employment trends
- Focus on ‘sustainable’ terms in enterprise bargaining
- Unions reinventing themselves to stay relevant
- Unions using health and safety as an industrial lever
- Focus on workplace crisis management
- Increased scrutiny around workplace bullying and harassment
- Employers will respond to new whistleblower laws
- More active workplace regulators: Fair Work Ombudsman and Australian Building and Construction Commission