This appeal from arbitration determined whether a return to work or medical certificate of fitness for work was relevant.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Summary of the 5 options available under the new laws for paying an annualised salary.
Cooper Grace Ward
Numerous factors must be considered & often finely balanced, when determining whether injuries arose in the course of employment.
Explanation of wage theft & outcomes of the wage theft inquiry in WA. Will it be criminalised?
Article explains the changes to salary laws, the new obligations and what employers need to do.
PCC Employment Lawyers
Discusses significant operational impact on employers who pay annualised salaries to employees covered by these modern awards.
Most people are unaware of physical and psychological impacts that this crisis has on career and volunteer firefighters.
This case turns on its facts, but is useful for guidance provided by His Honour as to what constitutes a question of law.
The article explains rights and obligations of employers and employees in times of bushfires or other stand-down periods.
The recent changes to the Banking, Finance and Insurance Modern Award (BFIA) follow a Fair Work Commission decision of 4 July 2019.
Employers and employees should be aware of entitlements available to those volunteering in the relief response.
By setting priorities early in the year, employers can avoid cost, time and stress managing common issues down the track.
It is timely to summarise the obligations of businesses to their employees and other workers during natural disasters.
Carroll & O'Dea
Injured workers may now be eligible for a further assessment, with additional rights and entitlements that may accrue.
The Comcare hearing was rendered abortive because of Mr O'Callaghan filing relevant evidence on the day of the hearing.
The meeting was not considered to be undertaken "in a reasonable manner", so he was entitled to workers' compensation.
This case highlights difficulties to determine if her employment continues to contribute to her psychological condition.
Comcare was prejudiced by failure to give earlier notice as it was denied an opportunity to manage the emerging injury.
APS employees are not protected by an implied right to freedom of political expression, so could face disciplinary action.
Herbert Smith Freehills
Further to our previous updates, there have been a number of recent developments to licensing schemes in Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria.