01 May 2023

Untrained Managers could be the reason you have a recruitment and retention problem

Employers know the high costs of recruitment and retention. “Quiet quitting” and the “War for Talent” remain consistent...


31 March 2023

Whistleblower Compliance

Recent action by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has made it clear that it is serious about ...


09 December 2022

Can an Employer be responsible for an Employees psychological injuries suffered in an out of hours assault by a client?

Yes. In Bell v Nexus Primary Health, the Employer was held liable for its Employee’s sustained psychological injury an...


02 December 2022

Working from Heights - Safety Message not getting through to PCBU s

In a recent ruling, the NSW District Court has regretfully made comment that it seems the general deterrence message of ...


12 October 2022

New Respect at Work Changes

The new Labor government has made good on its promise to implement all of Kate Jenkins’ 55 Respect@Work recommendations ...


06 October 2022

Rectifying overpayments to employees

Overpayment to employees is just as common as underpayment. While overpayment itself is not unlawful, rectifying overpay...


03 October 2022

Can employers refuse their employee's annual leave request?

Yes, but only if there are reasonable grounds to do so. ...


17 August 2022

How is your workplace managing current WFH and IT related risks?

During the initial stages of COVID-19, employers struggled with the new territory of an enforced WFH workforce and an in...


22 July 2022

Inappropriate emails between colleagues can create psychologically unsafe workplaces

Now more than ever it is important for employers to ensure that their workplaces are safe from not just physical but psy...


21 June 2022

Damages increasing for established sexual harassment claims

The damages awarded to applicant’s who successfully establish sexual harassment in the workplace are substantial, and ra...


06 May 2022

Termination of Employment : A reminder on procedural fairness

The procedural steps taken during the termination process are crucial. In a recent FWC decision Mr Simon Ronchi v Johns...


13 April 2022

Full Bench confirms connection between out of hours conduct and employment

In a recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision (Sydney Trains v Andrew Bobrenitsky), a full bench unanimously overturne...


10 March 2022

Employer liability travels with employees

A South Australian tribunal decision provides a caution to employers who provide non-work related benefits to their empl...


25 February 2022

Can Employers require anti-COVID vaccinations?

Unfortunately, the answer to this is not what most employers had hoped for and is still a little unclear....


21 February 2022

Can I require particular evidence of my employee's vaccination status?

Most likely yes, if you have an objective reason for requesting the evidence....


10 February 2022

No shortcuts when terminating

In a recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision (Steve Petkovski v M J Luff Pty Ltd T/A Border Express [2021] FWC 5936),...


10 December 2021

Christmas and COVID: Can workplace celebrations still go ahead?

The short answer: yes –but it might look a bit different....


19 November 2021

Compliance Update for Employer's Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The activity around COVID-19 vaccinations has not abated. The trend (at this stage) is indicating an increasing number o...


18 November 2021

Compliance Update for Public Health Direction - TAS

Tasmanian businesses are currently dealing with a Public Health Direction compliance deadline of 21 November 2021....


11 June 2021

First Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work Code of Conduct Introduced

As of 28 May 2021, New South Wales became the first jurisdiction in Australia to introduce the Code of Practice: Managin...


17 May 2021

Don't want to be personally liable for WHS breaches? How is your due diligence going?

The following headlines arising out of 3 recent WHS prosecutions should worry any ‘officer’...


27 March 2020

Can I require employees to take accrued long service leave?

One of the options to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on work availability is for employees to utilise accrued leave e...

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