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Significant changes to Qld WHS laws to commence shortly – are you ready?
A number of these impending changes will impact day to day safety operations of businesses that operate in Queensland.
Australia
28 Oct 2017
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Microchipping employees in Australia: the technological ideal v legal reality
The technology is coming, but an employer can only require employees to comply with "lawful and reasonable" directions.
Australia
22 Aug 2017
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New Work Health and Safety Bill announced for WA
This announcement marks the start of a lengthy two-year consultation period with stakeholders to overhaul WA's OHS laws.
Australia
7 Aug 2017
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Dismissal too harsh despite breach of zero-tolerance policy in safety critical industry
Employers should remember that dismissal is not the only form of disciplinary action available.
Australia
23 Jul 2017
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Do not try to be a hero - employees must follow emergency procedures
This decision supports employers in enforcing policies to maintain a workplace that is safe for employees and customers.
Australia
26 Jun 2017
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Employers can avoid opening the floodgates on reasonable administrative action
Lim gives applicants a better grounding in bringing a claim, but employers should not panic about a flood of old cases.
Australia
26 May 2017
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Anti-bullying vs disciplinary process: Fair Work Commission asked to find the balance
Anti-bullying laws might be used by employees facing a potentially adverse disciplinary process to delay or halt it.
Australia
17 Apr 2017
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Consultation counts when it comes to Health and Safety Representative Training
Elected HSRs do not have a unilateral right to decide which approved health and safety training course they will attend.
Australia
31 Mar 2017
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Court of Appeal can't see landmark in crash landing case
The NSW Court of Appeal quashed a landmark decision that saw an aircraft accident survivor awarded compensation for PTSD.
Australia
17 Mar 2017
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Can you direct an employee to attend a medical evaluation? It depends, says the Full Federal Court
When negotiating a contract or enterprise agreement, this issue should be addressed in clear and acceptable terms.
Australia
16 Mar 2017
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It's time to take an early mark… Tips for employers to manage fatigue in the workplace
The issue of fatigue management is not one that will be solved overnight.
Australia
5 Mar 2017
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No plain sailing for "bullied" ship officer: Awarded only $100 in damages
Employers should carefully consider the wording of employment contracts and policies, and ensure staff understand them.
Australia
3 Jan 2017
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CU LAB: Bullying on employers' social media - who's responsible?
Michael Byrnes explains how and why an employer's social media activities could be a bullying or WHS issue for employees.
Australia
30 Nov 2016
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Don't fear the Christmas cheer: making work parties fun and safe
Managing the risk from a Christmas function doesn't mean that you dismiss anything that may generate fun and good cheer.
Australia
29 Nov 2016
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Disease caused by reasonable administrative action not compensable
Employers should not shy away from decisions affecting an employee's employment if they have a sound basis for doing so.
Australia
28 Nov 2016
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Manslaughter prosecution for concrete wall panel deaths
WHSQ issued a safety alert highlighting the potential risks associated with the installation of concrete wall panels.
Australia
21 Nov 2016
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CU LAB: Adapting your WHS policy to evolving tech risk
With all this new technology, businesses must create WH&S policies that are flexible and related to the changing risks.
Australia
23 Oct 2016
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National rail safety regulatory harmonisation is coming to Queensland
Rail safety harmonisation benefits rail operators by national requirements and less of a regulatory burden.
Australia
17 Oct 2016
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Employee not entitled to compensation for injury sustained while working flexibly from home
Employees will not necessarily be entitled to compensation for injuries arising from all activities if working from home.
Australia
20 Sep 2016
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Employers to take care when conducting bullying investigations
When conducting a workplace investigation, support both the complainant and the employee with allegations against him.
Australia
22 Aug 2016
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