2021 saw plenty of interesting developments in the world of work, from big tech companies mired in controversy, to major international appointments, to how the nation is tackling workplace harassment. Here, we look back to curate eight of this year's most read news stories for you.
Apple pays $30M over bag security lawsuit
In November, Apple reached a settlement with over 15,000 US workers over an eight-year class action lawsuit. Read on for the details.
Facebook introduces geographic pay differentials
Facebook announced in June that it would be adjusting remote employees' pay based on their location. Here's how the policy works.
Apple fires employee who led #AppleToo movement
In October, Apple fired Janneke Parrish, who spoke out against systemic discrimination in the company. Read on for the details of the case.
Alibaba fires employee who reported sexual harassment
The tech giant said she'd violated the employee code of conduct by publishing 'inappropriate remarks'. Find out just what that's supposed to mean..
ZingHR appoints Michael Good as Global COO
He joined the company in June and is based out of Brisbane. Read on for more detail about who he is and what he does..
Gita Gopinath to be IMF's First Deputy MD
The IMF's first female Chief Economist was named second-in-command in early December. Here's the full story of her appointment.
Is this perk more vital than a pay raise?
Aussies would rather have hybrid work than a 5% pay increase, according to a study in October. Get the figures on why it's so desired - and beneficial.
How Australia's combating workplace sexual harassment
In August, the Senate unveiled the Respect at Work Bill to deal with workplace bullying and harassement. Read the recap of the proposed changes.
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