South Australian Families First senator-elect, Bob Day, called for changes to unfair dismissal laws
and the I minimum wage (scrapping them, in other words).
Since Addis was decided, statutory unfair dismissal laws
have significantly increased the scope and accessibility of legal remedies for dismissed employees.
FIRMS throughout the Midlands have been urged to 'tread cautiously' over changes to unfair dismissal laws
which come into force next month.
The contradictory scenario is a possible side effect of tougher unfair dismissal laws
, which have seen more companies turning to personality tests to weed out potential problem recruits, Sydney Morning Herald reported.
He said that there was nothing in European law that would prevent the Government abandoning unfair dismissal laws
He argued that there was nothing in European law that would prevent the Government abandoning unfair dismissal laws
This is of great significance in Australia as small businesses are not only the largest employer of Australian employees (O'Neill & Johns, 2009) but under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (ComLaw, 2010c) and the Fair Work Act 2009 (ComLaw, 2010a) many employees are not covered by unfair dismissal laws
. Since April 2007 unemployment in Australia has risen from 4.30 per cent to 5.40 per cent in April 2010 (Trading Economics, 2010) and this has been attributed to the GFC (Junankar, 2009).
One policy plank was exemption from "unfair dismissal laws
" for small business, justified on the basis that these laws discouraged job creation within the small business sector.
However, the most important of these changes is the removal of unfair dismissal laws
for around 90 per cent of Australian workers.
It suggests that by reducing job protections like unfair dismissal laws
and notice periods and by introducing more casual contracts, employment growth would be stimulated.
"In Australia," Mr Frost added, "they are actually relaxing unfair dismissal laws
to make it easier for employers to get rid of problem employees."
Evidence that exclusion from the unfair dismissal laws
would generate jobs is at best uncertain.