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FIFO Code of Practice – battle against mental Illness for WA workers
WorkSafe WA published a guide, "Mentally healthy workplaces for FIFO workers in the resources and construction sectors".
Australia
27 May 2019
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Aiming at an employee and shooting yourself in the foot – Workplace investigation leads to compensation claim
Employers should perhaps review their relevant discipline policies and contract of employment terms and conditions.
Australia
27 May 2019
3
Silicosis – a nationwide epidemic?
Silicosis is an insidious disease, caused by the crystalline silica found in stone bathroom and kitchen benchtops.
Australia
12 Apr 2019
4
Whistleblower protection reform is finally here – This is what you need to know
Having systems which allow whistleblowers to report wrongdoing without reprisal is important for making improvements.
Australia
25 Mar 2019
5
The Weinstein Clause: What is it and is it destined for Australian employers?
Australian employers who are concerned about the risk of employee litigation, should also consider the Weinstein Clause.
Australia
25 Mar 2019
6
Terminating an enterprise agreement – is the trickle about to stop?
Any employer seeking to terminate an agreement with its workforce must overcome these three substantial impediments.
Australia
31 Jan 2019
7
The surprising cost of a piercing noise - Insights from Hooker v Allied Pumps Pty Ltd (No.2) (2018) WADC 129
The plaintiff suffered spinal injuries when he was startled by a loud alarm activating in close proximity to him at work.
Australia
19 Dec 2018
8
Liability of directors for employee entitlements
A new Bill proposes severe penalties for directors and officers, if the company fails to meet all employee entitlements.
Australia
19 Dec 2018
9
FWO Report shows that there is much to be done for compliance with employment obligations
The FWO Report into National compliance shows that almost 40% of previously non-compliant employers continue to offend.
Australia
17 Dec 2018
10
Be prepared, or be better prepared – costs of arbitration: Insight from Rodgers v Amcor Ltd [2018] WADC 134
The case involved an appeal from Workcover WA in relation to a costs order made directly against the worker's lawyers.
Australia
17 Dec 2018
11
Has the casual employee relationship gone the way of the dinosaur?
In light of this decision, long-term casual employees should be offered the option of part-time or full-time permanency.
Australia
11 Oct 2018
12
Amendments to the Workers Compensation Act WA relating to dependants of deceased workers
These amendments increase compensation entitlements and simplify and expedite claims by dependants of deceased workers.
Australia
7 Jul 2018
13
What constitutes reasonable restriction when examining restraint clauses in employment contracts?
This case reinforces the WA court's approach to the enforcement of restraint clauses in contracts of employment.
Australia
6 Jul 2018
14
Yet another man behaving badly - sending inappropriate emails and text messages
This employee was fairly dismissed, after he had sent inappropriate emails and text messages to young female employees.
Australia
6 Jul 2018
15
Superannuation and the age pension, where injury causes reduced life expectancy - compensable loss?
This was an appeal on an assessment of damages for the loss of expectation of an age pension during the "lost years".
Australia
6 Jul 2018
16
Workcover WA Arbitrator decision - Preference of one medical opinion over another
The Arbitrator was entitled to prefer one medical expert's interpretation of the scans over a contrary interpretation.
Australia
6 Jul 2018
17
When it comes to workers compensation, when is a travelling expense not a travelling expense? The battle of the clauses
The injured worker claimed travelling expenses, but the arbitrator decided that he was not entitled to those expenses.
Australia
5 Jul 2018
18
Sexual harassment and bullying – an ongoing challenge for the modern workplace
An interesting discussion about sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace – where we are at, the view of the courts….
Australia
27 Jun 2018
19
Employer attendance at medical consultations in Western Australia – The rules
WorkCover WA has issued an update on an injured worker's rights to attend an employer nominated medical consultation.
Australia
23 Jun 2018
20
Twitter cost me my job - the risks of discussing employment online
Recent case where a worker lost her job remind employers and employees of the perils of social media.
Australia
2 May 2018
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