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Workplace Matters

Welcome to Workplace Matters, your online resource for all things employment and safety.

On this page you will find our latest thinking in the form of alerts, publications, articles, opinions and podcasts. With our insights all in the one place, we aim to make it as easy as possible to find what you are looking for to support you in how you do business every day.

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7 October 2021 | SafeWork NSW case: refresher training and procedural failings cost employer $90,000

Failure to provide refresher training to a worker has proved costly to a transport business in SafeWork NSW v Crawfords Freightlines Pty Ltd [2021] NSWDC 442.
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1 October 2021 | New powers granted for the Fair Work Commission to stop sexual harassment

Changes to Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Act 2021 expand the Commission's existing jurisdiction to include sexual harassment.
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18 August 2021 | The Evolving Workplace: Mandatory vaccination policies - what employers need to know

In this podcast, we discuss mandatory COVID vaccination policies in the workplace, and employer obligations from a data privacy perspective.
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5 August 2021 | High Court overturns Rossato ruling on casual employment

The High Court of Australia adds another twist to the recently turbulent landscape of casual employment in its decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato case.
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9 July 2021 | Proposed industrial manslaughter provisions to Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (ACT)

Proposed changes to industrial manslaughter laws related to Work Health & Safety were introduced to the ACT Legislative Assembly on 24 June 2021.
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24 June 2021 | Insurance for OHS offences to be outlawed in VIC and other possible changes

The Occupational Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 poses new offences and liabilities, shifting the Victorian WHS landscape.
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10 June 2021 | The Evolving Workplace: Fair Work Act update

Our Workplace team discuss recent changes to the Fair Work Act in this latest episode, outlining five key issues employers need to be across.
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7 June 2021 | Employers: be aware of upcoming increases to the superannuation guarantee effective from 1 July 2021

The superannuation guarantee is legislated to increase from 9.5% to 12% in 0.5% increments from 2021 through to 2025.
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4 June 2021 | WA Director jailed and record fine for company following workplace fatality

A company director has been sentenced to two years and two months' imprisonment following breaches of WA's occupational safety and health duty provisions.
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27 May 2021 | Psychosocial risks to be covered by WHS Regulations

Federal, State and Territory Ministers who are responsible for work health and safety met and voted to amend the model Work Health and Safety Regulations.

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