Closing Loopholes Bill Summary

The Closing Loopholes Bill tabled in October 2023 proposed some of the most significant changes to industrial relations law in Australian history. Federal Government split the Bill into 2 parts, with the Part 1 of Closing Loopholes Bill passed on Thursday 7 December 2023. Part 2 of the Bill is potentially expected to pass in […]

Fair Work Commission Conciliation Process Support for Employers

Navigating the Fair Work Commission Conciliation Process Conciliation is a voluntary process to help an employer and employee resolve a dispute, which may include unfair dismissal claims, disputes regarding flexible work arrangements, or disputes regarding the extension of parental leave. Conciliation is an informal method of resolving these disputes that is generally conducted by telephone […]

A Leaders Guide to Building Resilience in the Workplace

A Leaders Guide to Building Resilience in the Workplace Building resilience is a crucial skill for leaders in today’s rapidly changing and uncertain world. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity, cope with stress and uncertainty, and continue functioning effectively despite challenges and setbacks. Here are seven key strategies that leaders can use […]

Navigating Unfair Dismissal Claims for Employers

An application for an unfair dismissal remedy can be dismissed by the Fair Work Commission for several reasons: the application is not made in accordance with the Fair Work Act; the applicant refuses to respond to directions or attend a conference or hearing; the application is frivolous or vexatious, or the application has no reasonable […]

2023 Industrial Relations Calendar

There have been a number of changes to Industrial Relations in 2023. WCA Solutions have developed a 2023 Industrial Relations Calendar to assist business owners, operators, and human resource practitioners keep up to date with key changes affecting Australian employer’s compliance obligations.    

Site Risk Assessments

Site Risk Assessments Following Western Australia‚Äôs transition to harmonise Workplace Health and Safety laws with the rest of Australia, the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2020 (WA) was passed. With the passing of this, it was indicated that persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) under the Act would have until 2022 to implement the […]

UNPAID PARENTAL LEAVE CHANGES

UNPAID PARENTAL LEAVE CHANGES The Fair Work Act contains provisions within the NES for employees (including regular casual employees) who have worked with their employer for at least 12 months to take unpaid parental leave when they or their partner are to give birth or adopt a child. The current legislation also allows for an […]

An Employers Guide to Flexible Working Arrangement Changes

Flexible working arrangements have become more of a focus for both employees and employers. This is in response to both a shift to working from home during the pandemic and employees placing more value on a work/life balance as a key marker of job satisfaction. From 6th June 2023, Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, […]

Managers Guide on How to Write a Great Job Advert

Writing a great job vacancy advertisement is crucial in attracting the right candidates for your open position. Here are some tips from the WCA Solutions Perth recruitment expert team on how to write an effective job ad that will help you find the best fit for your company. Start with a clear and concise job […]

Fair Work Cracks Down on Unlawful Job Advertisements

As part of a number of recent changes to employment laws and regulations, job advertisements will be under the spotlight, with the changes applied retrospectively from 7 January 2023. Under the changes, job advertisements will no longer be permitted to include pay rates that breach the Fair Work Act or a fair work instrument such […]