This newsletter includes links to recent media releases, reports and legislation in relation to work health & safety.
The SA harmonisation process illustrates how vulnerable the uniformity of OHS legislation is to state-based interests.
The article explains how to identify leaders, to encourage contributions to and support of WHS systems and improvement.
The proposed changes suggest that individual employees could bring claims against employers for workplace bullying.
The article examines key aspects of the Policy, and explores implementation timing if the Coalition wins the election.
This article is a basic guide to relevant aspects of the Australian employment law - from recruitment to termination.
The Federal Coalition Opposition released its much anticipated employment and industrial relations Policy on 9 May 2013.
The Federal Coalition has announced its much-awaited industrial relations policy.
Yesterday, the Coalition released its workplace relations policy, The Coalition's Policy to Improve the Fair Work Laws.
Several cases where employees were dismissed for misconduct involving swearing provide guidance on the law in this area.
A recent decision of the FMCA provided a timely reminder that great care must be taken when drafting deeds of release.
The newsletter includes links to recent media releases, reports and cases relating to Workplace Relations & Safety.
A recent decision highlights how employers can comply with the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code for summary dismissal.
This article outlines how the supported wage system assists with the employment of disabled persons in Australia.
The NSW Court sent a clear message to employers about the risks associated with "poaching" employees from competitors.
Progress towards harmonisation of the WHS laws has been slow and has met with significant
opposition in some states.
As foreshadowed in our March Update, the Government has introduced its "second tranche" of proposed amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
Following a trial last year, Australia's national workplace relations tribunal is offering parties conciliating unfair dismissal claims a "cooling off" period of three business days to give unrepresented parties a chance to seek advice about the proposed settlement.
A court has determined that an employee had a workplace right under the Fair Work Act 2009 to make a complaint entitling the employee to proceed with her general protections claim.
A recent Fair Work Commission case considered the doubt that can exist about whether a casual is truly a casual.