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2022-02-21

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

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

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2022-03-10

Employer liability travels with employees

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

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2022-02-25

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....

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2021-06-11

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...

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2021-05-17

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’...

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2021-12-10

Christmas and COVID: Can workplace celebrations still go ahead?

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

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2020-03-27

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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2022-02-10

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),...

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2022-04-13

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...

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2022-05-06

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...

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2022-07-22

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...

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