Knowing Your Legal Obligations When Managing Inappropriate Workplace Behaviour

Building healthy and harmonious workplaces is something that all businesses are striving to create. However, a factor that can negatively impact on a harmonious workplace is inappropriate behaviour. For employers, understanding t...

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Leave Accruals Continue Whilst on Workers Compensation

A recent decision by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia has now clarified that, in New South Wales at least, employees continue to accrue annual leave when they are absent from work and receiving workers compensation payments....

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Government Moves to Change Fair Work Act

The Federal Government has introduced a suite of industrial relations changes into Federal Parliament.  The proposals affect important areas, including annual leave, individual flexibility arrangements, greenfields agreements, pr...

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Workplace Bullying Developments – New Guide and Anti-Bullying Powers Take Shape

The recent focus on workplace bullying has been taken to a new level with two recent and important developments: the release of a Guide for Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying (Guide) by Safe Work Australia, and the re...

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Injuries in the course of employment – High Court clarifies issues

In a decision that has significant implications for employer liability under workers compensation legislation, the High Court ruled on 30 October 2013 in the case of Comcare v PVYW that an employee's injury sustained whilst having...

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Fair Work Commission’s New Bullying Powers Confirmed

As explained in our previous article , the changes arose out of a Federal parliamentary committee report entitled Workplace Bullying "We just want it to stop", which issued various recommendations in October 2012, and attempted to...

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