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Similar facts in workers compensation claims?
The case shows a trend in the way of litigating claims for psychological injury, which makes defending them more onerous.
Australia
2 Oct 2019
2
It does not have to be pristine – verdict for mining company in slip and fall incident
The case illustrates that all work has danger and employers are entitled to manage, instead of eliminating, some risks.
Australia
2 Oct 2019
3
Truck driver sustains major injuries at distribution centre – Spotlight pleads guilty
Spotlight had a duty to ensure that the premises of the distribution centre were as safe as reasonably practicable.
Australia
30 Sep 2019
4
Handling hazardous chemicals: successful prosecution of restaurant business for failing to provide safe work environment
Failure to provide a safe system of work exposed a young teenage worker to the danger of a hazardous cleaning product.
Australia
30 Sep 2019
5
Duty of care: Victorian WorkCover Authority v Asixa Logical Outcomes
The claim was settled on the morning of the trial, but it proceeded to decide the apportionment between the defendants.
Australia
30 Sep 2019
6
Superannuation guarantee amnesty introduced … again! And this time with a real sting in the tail …
Article notes the most common mistakes, where well-meaning businesses have inadvertently underpaid compulsory superannuation.
Australia
24 Sep 2019
7
A win for the SMSF adviser – Fitzmaurice and Commissioner of Taxation
In this case, the AAT did not accept a director of an SMSF trustee blaming their accountant for SMSF compliance breaches.
Australia
16 Sep 2019
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The importance of getting the details right in SMSFs – Fitzmaurice and Commissioner of Taxation
The SMSF director was disqualified, although funds were not depleted and there was no dishonesty or intention to defraud.
Australia
16 Sep 2019
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Woolworths escapes prosecution after loading dock tragedy
WorkSafe has announced that it would accept Woolworths' bid to enter an Enforceable Undertaking in lieu of prosecution.
Australia
9 Sep 2019
10
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
12
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
13
Proposed Northern Territory industrial manslaughter laws
The Northern Territory government proposed the introduction of two new offences, to be called 'industrial manslaughter'.
Australia
6 Sep 2019
14
Not-for-profit organisations to be bound by whistleblower protection regime
Any organisation meeting the definition of Trading or Financial Corporation must comply with the new whistleblower regime.
Australia
20 Aug 2019
15
It pays to check – apprentice butcher awarded $578K for slip on sausage mince
Recent case shows trend by courts to make small apportionments of liability against actual employers in host employment arrangements.
Australia
30 Jul 2019
16
Woolworths loading dock tragedy
Recent case highlights that a risk assessment must consider anyone a particular activity may affect, not just employees.
Australia
30 Jul 2019
17
No horsing around – jockeys not deemed employees of Racing Queensland Board or Scone Race Club for superannuation purposes
The Federal Court considered whether jockeys were deemed to be employees for the purposes of superannuation obligations.
Australia
11 Jul 2019
18
Do I have to pay compulsory superannuation on overtime amounts?
Employers should review their compulsory superannuation contributions on overtime to identify any potential risks.
Australia
7 Jul 2019
19
Time to review employment contracts before you give those pay rises!
Pay review time is a perfect trigger for employers to implement new employment contracts.
Australia
25 Jun 2019
20
Fair Work Commission announces increase to national minimum wage
From 1 July 2019, all minimum pay rates in all modern awards as well as the national minimum wage will increase by 3%.
Australia
30 May 2019
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