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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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Caring for the aged, disabled and people at risk: A balancing act between workers, clients and commerciality
Care providers must keep abreast of worker safety measures, to comply with a duty of care and statutory obligations.
Australia
6 Sep 2016
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Australia
14 Aug 2016
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Manufactured Home Park Series, Part 3: Meeting work health and safety obligations in respect of first aid
The issue outlines why manufactured home park owners are subject to WHS laws and obligations in the operation of a park.
Australia
6 Jul 2016
14
Host employer determined to exercise complete control over worker
This recent WA decision will be an important decision in matters involving negligent acts of labour hire employees.
Australia
4 Jul 2016
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Injuries sustained post resignation found to have arisen - out of or in the course of employment
Whether a worker's injuries occurred "out of or in the course of their employment" depends on facts and circumstances.
Australia
4 Mar 2016
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Security guard injured in trolley mishap fails against his employer and the club occupier - 16 February 2016
This Alert considers the scope of the duty owed to workers, who must prove that any breach of duty was causative of harm.
Australia
18 Feb 2016
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Rude awakenings in the course of employment: when "place" only sets the scene for "activity" - 3 February 2016
An injury must show a connection or association with employment and this serves as a limiting provision on liability.
Australia
5 Feb 2016
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Managing ill employees – can you guarantee a stress/conflict-free environment for a staff member? - 12 January 2016
Managing ill employees can be very difficult, particularly in circumstances of poor performance and mental illness.
Australia
28 Jan 2016
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Drug and alcohol testing at work doesn't deter anyone, so why do it? - 14 December 2015
All Australian government-funded construction contractors are required to have a comprehensive fitness-for-work policy.
Australia
20 Dec 2015
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Worker's failure to follow instructions sees damages reduced by 50% for contributory negligence - 30 November 2015
We discuss the decision in Kennedy v Queensland Alumina Limited [2015] QSC 317.
Australia
6 Dec 2015
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