Can Performance Improvement Plans be bullying?

Employers or any level of management have the authority to take reasonable management action where an employee is not performing to their expected standard of performance. Despite this, the Fair Work Commission has considered whether performance improvement plans (PIPs), or the repeated application of them, could constitute workplace bullying.

Counteracting Ransomware

Ransomware attacks present an escalating threat to global security, one which threatens a broad range of organisations ranging from government agencies to small businesses. Driven by an increasingly interconnected IoT landscape and the use of outdated or legacy systems, ransomware poses a growing threat to Australia’s critical infrastructure – including the healthcare, financial services, transportation, …
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Australian Government’s 2023 – 2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy

On 22 November 2023, the Australian Government released its 2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy (the Strategy). The Strategy aims to realise the Australian Government’s vision of becoming a world leader in cyber security by 2030. The Strategy seeks to protect Australians by improving cyber security, managing cyber risks, and better supporting Australians and organisations to manage …
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Employment law changes commence

Employment law changes commence: new laws on fixed term contracts and enforcement powers for the positive duty New Rules for Fixed Term Contracts From 6 December 2023 employers should ensure their contract templates and staffing arrangements are appropriate for the new limitations on fixed term contracting introduced by the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, …
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