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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
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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
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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
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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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Overtime for casuals and Federal Budget update
Casual employees in horticulture will be paid overtime and agriculture programs receive additional funding in the Budget.
Australia
16 Apr 2019
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ATO clarifies its position for employers on superannuation and annual leave loading
Annual leave loading is classified as ordinary time earnings, unless the employer provides alternative written evidence.
Australia
11 Apr 2019
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Important changes affecting casual employees have come into effect
This regulation protects employers from casual employees 'double dipping', by a casual loading plus permanent benefits.
Australia
7 Jan 2019
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Five days unpaid family and domestic violence leave to be inserted into the National Employment Standards
On 6 December 2018, the Federal Government passed the Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018.
Australia
20 Dec 2018
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Employer ordered to compensate truck driver injured in punch-up
The employer was ordered to compensate a truck driver, injured when he became involved in a couple's domestic dispute.
Australia
10 Dec 2018
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Harvest Inquiry Report by Fair Work Ombudsman finds widespread non-compliance in horticulture
Report provides a timely reminder to employers in the agriculture industry to review their practices in relation to employees.
Australia
5 Dec 2018
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The true meaning of Special Circumstances in out of time applications for review of insurer decisions in statutory workers compensation claims
The court considered whether the worker had 'special circumstances' to justify an application for review out of time.
Australia
21 Jul 2018
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New national guidance material on work-related psychological health and safety
This Safe Work Australia material is a systematic and practical approach to managing work-related psychological injury.
Australia
2 Jul 2018
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4 things you need to know about paying a salary under an award
Article provides a link to a video that advises employers about protection against consequences of underpaying employees.
Australia
22 May 2018
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Internal labour hire arrangements and the Queensland labour hire licensing regime – are yours caught?
Article advises to check if the new labour hire arrangements apply as you will need to get a licence quickly to avoid penalties.
Australia
17 Apr 2018
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Who is covered by the Queensland labour hire licensing regime? Check the regulations.
Any business providing or utilising labour hire arrangements must comply with the new licensing laws prior to 15 June 2018.
Australia
17 Apr 2018
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Trends in enterprise bargaining
Enterprise bargaining is now facing a period of decline.
Australia
21 Feb 2018
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Protecting vulnerable workers – The Fair Work Amendment Act
The amendments have significant impacts on liabilities and obligations of employers, franchisors and holding companies.
Australia
25 Sep 2017
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Company leasing car to Uber driver found to be an employer for the purposes of workers compensation
The Tribunal decided that there was an employment relationship, as the driver was providing little more than his labour.
Australia
25 Aug 2017
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If its not in the pleadings, its not relevant – Whitley v Aldi Stores [2017] QDC 50
The plaintiff attempted to amend her statement of claim to make her pleaded case consistent with the expert opinion.
Australia
2 Apr 2017
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Scotch, coke and 8-ball pool at employer's farmhouse not work-related
It was purely social - there was no plan to discuss work issues and there were no 'work elements' in the invitation.
Australia
1 Feb 2017
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