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Support persons and disciplinary meetings - top questions by employers answered
The article answers top questions in relation to the participation of support persons in employment related discussions.
Australia
13 Oct 2017
2
Is your business prepared? WA set for increases to penalties for workplace safety offences
The new penalty provisions signal a serious need for WA business owners to address occupational safety and health issues.
Australia
8 Sep 2017
3
Coming soon to awards near you: casual employees right to convert to permanent employment and domestic violence leave - 27 July 2017
While the changes are yet to take effect, employers should begin planning for them now.
Australia
30 Jul 2017
4
Workers Compensation - Court holds that even a straight-forward light manual task requires prior instructions
The employer was liable for failing to train and instruct a worker to lift a wheelie walker from the boot of a vehicle.
Australia
24 Jul 2017
5
Round up of key employment law and tax changes for the 2017/2018 financial year
This financial year brings changes to minimum wages, unfair dismissal regulations and various tax thresholds and rates.
Australia
 
26 Jun 2017
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Sunday and public holiday penalty rate cut timetable confirmed
The Sunday penalty rate reductions for relevant industry sectors will be phased in over four years - from I July 2017.
Australia
12 Jun 2017
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Court reduces damages by 50% for non-work related condition
The judge considered the evidentiary burden to be discharged by the defendant in order for such a discount to be applied.
Australia
31 May 2017
8
Rising penalties and serious criminal charges for work-related health and safety law breaches
Tougher penalties and increased criminal charges are strong reminders to ensure safety compliance in the workplace.
Australia
19 May 2017
9
Professional service providers, risk management and accessorial liability under the Fair Work Act - 10 May 2017
Persons involved in a contravention of a civil remedy provision of the Act can be held liable as an accessory.
Australia
14 May 2017
10
Voluntary job swaps in redundancy: Implications for employers - from the Fair Work Commission
Before dismissing redundant employees, the employer should have considered the potential for voluntary job swaps.
Australia
2 Apr 2017
11
Another win for retailers! Court finds supermarket not liable for injury
This case emphasises the importance of properly engaging and instructing an expert to prepare a comprehensive opinion.
Australia
29 Mar 2017
12
Fair Work Commission cuts Sunday, public holiday penalty rates
The FWC has reduced Sunday and public holiday penalty rates in hospitality, retail, fast food and pharmacy industries.
Australia
7 Mar 2017
13
Award of $70,000 for non-financial loss in Queensland sexual harassment case
The case is significant for its consideration of the principles regarding compensation awards in sexual harassment cases.
Australia
1 Mar 2017
14
Insurer succeeds in recovering settlement proceeds from fraudulent claimant
This UK case was a most interesting decision on the effect of fraudulent misrepresentation in a personal injuries claim.
Australia
1 Mar 2017
15
Drug dismissal upheld despite lack of procedural fairness
The FWC upheld summary dismissal of a worker who tested positive for cannabis, despite being denied procedural fairness.
Australia
7 Feb 2017
16
Tips and Tricks: Participating in a WorkSafe WA interview following a serious or critical incident
Taking part in an interview with a WorkSafe WA inspector after a critical incident is a significant event.
Australia
29 Dec 2016
17
An employer's duty of care does not extend to safeguarding the employee completely from all perils
The Court was satisfied with the level of training and instruction by the employer for such a "fairly routine task".
Australia
29 Dec 2016
18
Appeal dismissed because injured worker fails to establish causation
The injured worker must demonstrate that the alleged breach of duty by the employer actually caused the loss and damage.
Australia
14 Dec 2016
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Injured worker's labour hire claim for a rear end collision dismissed
The case revisits principles of liability for motor vehicle accidents from rear end collisions, in an employment context.
Australia
7 Dec 2016
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Bah! Humbug! An employer's guide to the silly season - 30 November 2016
For many employers Christmas and Christmas parties are fraught with risk.
Australia
4 Dec 2016
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