2021 has been another turbulent year in the employment, industrial relations and safety space in Australia. We’re proud to have worked with our clients on some of their most challenging people issues including the development of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace, and underpayments.

As we move into 2022 we expect these issues and others, like the Federal Election, ESG issues and new ways of working, to continue to be of focus.

This blog post provides a summary of the top ten trends employers should consider for 2022, including:

  1. COVID-19 vaccinations and work
  2. Sexual harassment
  3. Underpayments
  4. Federal and state political agenda
  5. Casual and contractor arrangements
  6. ESG
  7. Inclusion
  8. New ways of working
  9. Labour supply
  10. Mental health

To view our summary of the top 10 employment, industrial relations and safety trends for 2022, please click here.

For more information or advice on this topic, please contact:

Steve Bell
Steve Bell
Regional Head of Practice - Australia
+61 3 9288 1236
Aaron Anderson
Aaron Anderson
Partner, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6528
Anna Creegan
Anna Creegan
Partner, Perth
+61 8 9211 7135
Drew Pearson
Drew Pearson
Partner, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5492
Nicholas Ogilvie
Nicholas Ogilvie
Partner, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1380
Olga Klimczak
Olga Klimczak
Executive Counsel, Perth
+61 8 9211 7624