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New WHS mining laws to commence on 1 February 2015

17-12-14 | After years in the making, the new work health and safety laws for the NSW mining industry - the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Act 2013 and Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulation 2014 (NSW) - will commence on 1 February 2015.

New Franchising Code of Conduct to apply from 1 January 2015

15-12-14 | From 1 January 2015, a new Franchising Code of Conduct will take effect, replacing the 1998 code. The Code follows on from the Wein Review and is designed to promote industry growth, reduce red tape, and ensure best practice.

Contractor management-striking the right balance when managing work health and safety

11-12-14 | For many organisations, working with contractors and subcontractors is part and parcel of daily life. This can make life easier for everyone in many respects, but it can also create a number of issues when it comes to managing work health and safety.

When will sexual harassment outside the office still occur in the workplace?

08-12-14 | The blurring of the boundary between work and personal time is occurring in all areas of life and the law. In this article, we look at this phenomenon through the lens of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth).

How can a footballer walk out on an employment contract?

04-12-14 | Paddy Ryder has been in the news lately. Not just because of his talent but because of the drama surrounding his recent move from crisis-plagued Essendon to current AFL darling, Port Adelaide.

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