Visits to workplaces by work health and safety (WHS) inspectors are a necessary part of the enforcement regime of WHS regulators. They often occur in circumstances where organisations are under considerable time pressures,...more
A recent decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court (Court) has significantly broadened the concept of what constitutes a 'workplace' by finding that a contractor sexually harassed an employee in various locations,...more
Queensland Government legislates to scrap WHS permit holders' power to issue stop work orders and Federal Government introduces Fair Work Act Amendment Bill to parliament -
In the ever changing landscape of industrial...more
Victorian construction companies will be required to implement comprehensive drug and alcohol testing procedures in order to be eligible to tender for work from the Victorian Government, according to a statement released last...more
As required by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), the Fair Work Commission has commenced its first comprehensive four yearly review of modern awards this week releasing details of the preliminary stages of the review. The review...more
There have been several franchising developments since our last update in February.
This edition discusses:
- minimising the risks when marketing through social media
- comments from...more
The Australian Federal Workplace Relations Minister, Bill Shorten, recently announced changes that will allow employees to seek assistance in respect of workplace bullying from the Fair Work Commission (FWC).