Mondaq Australia: Employment and HR
Clyde & Co
The past six months has seen an increasing number of manslaughter and recklessness charges being pursued against individuals following work health and safety incidents.
Jones Day
In this edition of the Update, we discuss two significant developments that are likely to have far-reaching impacts for employers and employees across Australia.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The article highlights the key changes to Queensland industrial relations regulation implemented by the new legislation.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Employers operating under these Awards should monitor recent developments and provide any submissions on the changes.
Stacks Law Firm
A review of the NSW workers compensation scheme has found it dysfunctional, confusing, riddled with delays and unfair.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
The coach was held to be a volunteer and therefore he was not entitled to an unfair dismissal remedy under the FW Act.
Clayton Utz
The NSW Court of Appeal quashed a landmark decision that saw an aircraft accident survivor awarded compensation for PTSD.
Clayton Utz
The employee, defined as a "casual" under his enterprise agreement, was a permanent employee under the Fair Work Act.
Clayton Utz
When negotiating a contract or enterprise agreement, this issue should be addressed in clear and acceptable terms.
HBA Legal
This is the latest in a long line of unsuccessful damages claims for injuries caused by the criminal conduct of others.
HBA Legal
An employer's duty is very high and can include engaging experts to inspect things such as stairways for latent defects.
MDC Legal
Redundancies resulting from a process of workplace restructuring could present a significant legal risk to employers.
Madgwicks
Here is a list of 10 key items that we think should be on every HR Manager's (or business owner's) "to do" list in 2017.
Madgwicks
A recent FWO investigation into fast food giant Pizza Hut has identified widespread non-compliance with the FWA 2009.
Madgwicks
Employers and HR managers must first identify whether an employee can be reasonably redeployed within the enterprise.
Madgwicks
This article includes answers to a few commonly asked questions in relation to criminal record checks and employment.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
It has been argued that the penalty system no longer reflects the reality of working arrangements in many industries.
Kaden Boriss
The estate was barred from claiming a more significant sum in Queensland after seeking compensation in New Zealand.
Kaden Boriss
Claims of negligence and assault were dismissed, after blood and urine samples were taken from an intoxicated employee.
Kaden Boriss
Courts have not yet determined if a gambling addiction constitutes a disability for the purposes of discriminations laws.
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Kott Gunning
The judgments provide some comfort to businesses that wish to strictly enforce policies in sympathetic circumstances.
ClarkeKann Lawyers
This decision reinforces the importance of following consultation obligations prior to making employees redundant.
Kott Gunning
This decision outlines the potential pitfalls of an employee making public comments on Facebook outside of work hours.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
This is a reminder for businesses to include robust termination provisions in their independent contractor agreements.
Holding Redlich
The Industrial Relations Act 2016 was passed by the QLD Parliament late last year and came into effect on 1 March 2017.
Kott Gunning
Constructive dismissal, in effect forced resignation, is generally poorly understood.
Kaden Boriss
The FWC found that the employee was unfairly dismissed, when the employer misinterpreted the exit as an intent to resign.
Bartier Perry
We are familiar with the long standing approach of industrial tribunals in determining whether a dismissal was unfair.
Cooper Grace Ward
The case reminds employers to be vigilant when undertaking risk assessments and implementing safe systems of work.
Madgwicks
This article includes answers to a few commonly asked questions in relation to criminal record checks and employment.
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