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Bah! Humbug! An employer’s guide to the silly season

Filed under: OHS, Discrimination, Harassment, Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law

It’s the most wonderful time of the year according to the popular jingle by Andy Williams, but for many employers Christmas and Christmas parties are fraught...

An employer's duty of care does not extend to safeguarding the employee completely from all perils

Filed under: Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law

Last week, Queensland’s District Court found in favour of an employer in a common law claim for damages brought by a petrol station’s customer service...

Injuries sustained post resignation found to have arisen “out of or in the course of employment”

Filed under: OHS, Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law, Worker's Compensation

In the recent decision of Davis v Terrivic Pty Ltd [2016] NSWWCC 10, the New South Wales Workers’ Compensation Commission (the Commission) found that personal...

Security guard injured in trolley mishap fails against his employer and the club occupier

Filed under: Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law

The scope of duty owed by employer and occupier and the necessity for workers to prove that any breach of duty was causative of harm. Consideration is...

Employer not liable for accidental stabbing

Filed under: OHS, Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law, Worker's Compensation

Discussion of the recent decision of Umberto Polizzi v Hervey Bay Boat Club Inc (M1411/13) in which a bar attendant sustained a penetrating wound to his...

Workers Compensation – Lifting injuries at work

Filed under: Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law, Worker's Compensation

Have you received the correct training in the use of machinery from your employer?

Changes to annual leave provisions - Fair Work Commission four yearly review

Filed under: Employment and Human Resources, Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law, Employment Agreements

The Fair Work Commission has released a series of changes following its four-yearly review of modern awards. The changes deal predominately with the issue...

An introduction to workplace bullying laws

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination, Occupational Health and Safety

Workplace bullying has garnered a lot of attention in recent years and deservedly so. We spend a significant amount of our waking hours in the workplace,...

Co-worker’s assault on a FIFO worker at a mine site’s tavern was outside the ambit of their employment

Filed under: Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law

A recent decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) in a case where an employee (the applicant) was assaulted and injured by a co-worker during...

Employer not liable for injury to First Aid Officer

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, OHS, Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law

Most workplaces have a First Aid Officer, but what happens if the First Aid Officer is injured while rendering first aid?

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