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The privilege against self-incrimination in regulatory investigations
An employee could exercise a right to the common law privilege against self-incrimination in a workplace investigation.
Australia
20 Sep 2019
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Labor came up Shorten – IR and WHS under a LNP Government
Article highlights that avenues for change to employment relations and safety remain open under the LNP government.
Australia
21 May 2019
3
Insurance for rural property owners. Quad bikes and motorbikes – does your insurance pass muster?
Article discusses use of quad bikes & motorbikes at work – background, safety statistics, risk management & cost of incidents.
Australia
24 Apr 2019
4
Treasury seeks feedback on proposed changes to employee share scheme rules
Article summarises proposal by Treasury to simplify and expand the current regulatory exemptions for employee share schemes.
Australia
24 Apr 2019
5
Who let the dogs out?! Regulators baring their teeth and chasing down duty holders
Being proactive in planning for regulatory action, by training staff or implementing procedures and plans, is essential.
Australia
12 Apr 2019
6
Reforms to whistleblower protection laws pass Parliament
The Bill provides a single, strengthened whistleblower protection regime for the corporate, financial and credit sectors.
Australia
1 Mar 2019
7
The Fair Work Act and WHS Act: Should they go in the recycling bin with used wrapping paper?
In 2019, employers must become familiar with legislative changes as they occur, to ensure compliance with any new regime.
Australia
9 Jan 2019
8
The expiry of contracts for a specified term – risk of unfair dismissal
Maximum term contracts that expire by the effluxion of time may no longer be exempt from unfair dismissal claims.
Australia
17 Dec 2018
9
Silicosis safety concerns for construction industry in Queensland
Workers engaged in unsafe activities related to stone benchtops may be exposed to RCS, which can cause silicosis.
Australia
26 Nov 2018
10
The new normal: Flexibility in the workplace
Employers need to approach requests for flexible working arrangement with a view to trying to accommodate the request.
Australia
9 Nov 2018
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Senate Parliamentary Committee supports the ongoing push for national industrial manslaughter laws
If adopted, Queensland law may serve as the starting point for a nationally consistent industrial manslaughter offence.
Australia
29 Oct 2018
12
Staying classy – the new trend in employment litigation
Employers should be aware that there is an increasing trend in employment-related class action litigation in Australia.
Australia
29 Jun 2018
13
Annual wage review decision – 3.5% increase
Employers - review your arrangements to ensure that employees are paid in accordance with new rates that apply from 1 July.
Australia
5 Jun 2018
14
Adverse action and the direction to attend medical assessments
Employers should ensure that any direction to attend an IMA is reasonable and lawful having regard to the circumstances.
Australia
26 May 2018
15
Queensland Parliamentary Committee recommends mine worker safety and health changes be passed
Mining industry stakeholders need to understand and remain informed about the proposed changes, to implement reforms.
Australia
18 May 2018
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ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations to be refreshed
The ASX Corporate Governance Council has opened public consultation to update its "Principles and Recommendations".
Australia
17 May 2018
17
Customary turnover and notice of termination
An employment agreement should reflect the fact that employment is dependant upon the continuance of a service contract.
Australia
4 May 2018
18
Labour hire licensing regulations released – What you need to know
These Regulations give practical guidance on how the labour hire licensing scheme will operate in Queensland.
Australia
12 Apr 2018
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High Court says: you pay the fine for your white-collar crime
A union cannot pick up the bill for an individual's penalty arising from a statutory breach of the Fair Work Act.
Australia
21 Mar 2018
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Could the High Courts decision impact WHS sentencing?
Individuals may be liable to personally pay penalties for breaches of the FW Act and potentially the model WHS laws.
Australia
13 Mar 2018
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