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A win for the SMSF adviser – Fitzmaurice and Commissioner of Taxation
In this case, the AAT did not accept a director of an SMSF trustee blaming their accountant for SMSF compliance breaches.
Australia
16 Sep 2019
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The importance of getting the details right in SMSFs – Fitzmaurice and Commissioner of Taxation
The SMSF director was disqualified, although funds were not depleted and there was no dishonesty or intention to defraud.
Australia
16 Sep 2019
3
Woolworths escapes prosecution after loading dock tragedy
WorkSafe has announced that it would accept Woolworths' bid to enter an Enforceable Undertaking in lieu of prosecution.
Australia
9 Sep 2019
4
Upcoming legislative changes to WCRA (Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act) 2003 (Qld)
Proposals to extend WCRA coverage to the 'gig' economy and to taxi/limousine industries are being considered further.
Australia
9 Sep 2019
5
Employer liable for intentional harm by employee - Ward v Allianz Australia Insurance Services [2019] NSWDC 293
An employer was found liable for the deliberate actions of a manager, who verbally and physically bullied the plaintiff.
Australia
6 Sep 2019
6
Skating on thin ice: Coles liable for slip and fall by worker
The case highlights the importance of documenting OHS complaints and thoroughly investigating accidents as they occur.
Australia
6 Sep 2019
7
Proposed Northern Territory industrial manslaughter laws
The Northern Territory government proposed the introduction of two new offences, to be called 'industrial manslaughter'.
Australia
6 Sep 2019
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Not-for-profit organisations to be bound by whistleblower protection regime
Any organisation meeting the definition of Trading or Financial Corporation must comply with the new whistleblower regime.
Australia
20 Aug 2019
9
It pays to check – apprentice butcher awarded $578K for slip on sausage mince
Recent case shows trend by courts to make small apportionments of liability against actual employers in host employment arrangements.
Australia
30 Jul 2019
10
Woolworths loading dock tragedy
Recent case highlights that a risk assessment must consider anyone a particular activity may affect, not just employees.
Australia
30 Jul 2019
11
No horsing around – jockeys not deemed employees of Racing Queensland Board or Scone Race Club for superannuation purposes
The Federal Court considered whether jockeys were deemed to be employees for the purposes of superannuation obligations.
Australia
11 Jul 2019
12
Do I have to pay compulsory superannuation on overtime amounts?
Employers should review their compulsory superannuation contributions on overtime to identify any potential risks.
Australia
7 Jul 2019
13
Time to review employment contracts before you give those pay rises!
Pay review time is a perfect trigger for employers to implement new employment contracts.
Australia
25 Jun 2019
14
Fair Work Commission announces increase to national minimum wage
From 1 July 2019, all minimum pay rates in all modern awards as well as the national minimum wage will increase by 3%.
Australia
30 May 2019
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Directors found personally liable for $1.1 million in underpayments
The two directors, blind to the fact that employees were not being paid their entitlements, were found personally liable.
Australia
30 May 2019
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Dismissal upheld, but employer criticised over handling of WHS obligations in relation to suicidal employee and referred to SafeWork NSW
The employer was criticised by the Commission for allowing the employee to return to work after a suicidal incident.
Australia
30 May 2019
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Corrective Services officer fails in claim relating to unprovoked prisoner assault – Corbin v State of Queensland (Queensland Corrective Services) [2019] QSC 110
This case highlights difficulties in proving that these assaults are reasonably foreseeable and preventable by employers.
Australia
24 May 2019
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QCA confirms school not liable for slip on grape by the teacher
Where a risk is foreseeable but highly unlikely to occur, employers are only expected to take reasonable precautions.
Australia
19 May 2019
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Argument with volatile colleague no reason for dismissal
Employers should still be careful before using a new incident as justification to terminate an individual's employment.
Australia
19 May 2019
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What are the inherent requirements of the role of a teacher?
The Department argued that the teacher's physical symptoms rendered her unable to safely perform her duties as a teacher.
Australia
19 May 2019
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