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Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The report of the first national review of Australia's model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws has been released.
Bartier Perry
The article looks at the gender wage gap (for like-for-like roles) and suggests actions to reduce the gender pay gap.
HBA Legal
There was a sufficient connection to actual events in the workplace, for the employee to be entitled to compensation.
HBA Legal
Assessment via the Comcare Guide is a somewhat mechanical process that does not allow a significant amount of discretion.
Bartier Perry
The High Court will hear an appeal about the dismissal of a government employee for tweeting highly critical comments.
HBA Legal
The Tribunal decided, on the papers, that it had jurisdiction to review a decision to cease paying workers' compensation.
PCC Employment Lawyers
Recent case demonstrates what an employer should NOT do when terminating an employee.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Recent decision examines new vs established enterprise for purposes of eligibility to enter into greenfields agreements.
Bartier Perry
Overview of the new regime that seeks to promote a more ethical corporate culture by encouraging whistleblowing.
Swaab
Until women are able to maintain both home and work responsibilities, the gender pay gap will continue to be significant.
Holding Redlich
Managers who are aware of breaches of workplace laws in their business may be personally liable for those contraventions.
Holding Redlich
The review provides a clear and cogent framework for the implementation of a number of practical changes to the law.
Broadley Rees Hogan Lawyers
The Court mandated that employers need to urgently re-visit their characterisation and rostering of casual employees.
HBA Legal
The applicant made a claim for workers' compensation in 2016, for the aggravation of an injury from September 2005.
HBA Legal
The Tribunal found in favour of the employer for compensation, but in favour of the worker for the second operation.
HBA Legal
The employer had actively encouraged the applicant to participate in the netball game, so the injury was compensable.
Gilchrist Connell
Recent case reminds employers that they owe a duty to their employees in relation to foreseeable psychological injuries.
Cooper Grace Ward
Where a system of work is deficient (or a safe system is not enforced), contributory negligence is not readily found.
Mellor Olsson Lawyers
Article notes that care should be taken in drafting restraint clauses to ensure they are not so broad they become unenforceable.
PCC Employment Lawyers
Article discusses the new family and domestic leave provisions and highlights practical considerations for employers.
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This UK case is useful for insurers and underwriters in the renewal or issue of insurance policies covering cyber risks.
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Casual employees can, subject to certain prerequisites, request a full time or part time position after a period of time.
Cooper Grace Ward
Where a system of work is deficient (or a safe system is not enforced), contributory negligence is not readily found.
PCC Employment Lawyers
Can an employer suspend an employee, charged with a serious criminal offence for conduct that occurred outside of work?
Holding Redlich
These cases demonstrate the importance for employers to be aware of employee entitlements under relevant modern awards.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
As these two superannuation bills progress through parliament, RSE licensees should prepare for significant changes.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The Whistleblower Bill requires all public companies and large proprietary companies to have a whistleblower policy.
Cooper Grace Ward
Before embarking on any internal investigation, we recommend that an employer should consider these five top tips.
Broadley Rees Hogan Lawyers
This sentence is a heavy reminder of serious penalties employers may be exposed to if they fail to comply with WH&S laws.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
These reforms can protect those who "blow the whistle" or make disclosures about corporate, financial or tax misconduct.
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