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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Court of Appeal Limits Recovery Rights under the Accident Compensation Act 1985 (Vic)

The recent Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal decision of Primary Health Care Limited v Giakalis [2013] VSCA 75 will significantly impact recovery actions commenced under section 138 of the Accident Compensation Act 1985 (Vic) ("Ac...

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Fair Work Commission to Take on Workplace Bullying Complaints

The Federal Government recently announced that it will amend existing laws to give the Fair Work Commission (FWC) the power to deal with workplace bullying complaints. If implemented, this will significantly change the existing le...

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’tis the Season to be Jolly Cautious!

With the festive season upon us, now is the time for employers to communicate those important messages to their employees about Christmas parties, office closures and Christmas bonuses. Here are some of our tips and things that...

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The Long and Winding Road: Interplay of MVAs and Workers’ Compensation in Tasmania

The plaintiff, Russel Cook, was injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The driver, Ronald Buckingham, negligently ran off the road when driving the plaintiff to work. Mr Cook sued for damages sustained as a result of the...

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Work Health Safety No Longer Just For Employers to Worry About

The new Work Health Safety Act 2011 is uniform legislation designed to apply to all Australian states and territories from 1 January 2012, replacing all other state and territory occupational health and safety legislation. As well...

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