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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.

29 April 2024 | What is the right to disconnect and how will it impact you?

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) has been amended and eligible employees will have a new 'right to disconnect' outside of work hours.
18 April 2024 | Closing the loophole - Regulated labour hire arrangement orders

Are you wondering if the new regulated labour hire laws impact you?
22 January 2024 | Announcing our new year promotions!

Congratulations to Chanel Bou-Francis, Alex Chan, Christopher Orchard and Elyse Galvin who are all celebrating a new year promotion.
22 January 2024 | Closing Loopholes Part 1 - Commonwealth Wage Theft Laws

On 7 December 2023, the Commonwealth Parliament passed Part 1 of its 'Closing Loopholes' amendments into law via the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Act 2023 (Cth).
20 December 2023 | In the Loop - Same Job, Same Pay measures

The "same job, same pay" amendments proposed in the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 passed Parliament on 7 December 2023.
27 September 2023 | Industrial manslaughter gains traction in the Territory

In March 2022, the Territory saw its first industrial manslaughter prosecution followed by a second in March 2023; it is likely more prosecutions will follow.
3 July 2023 | Workplace changes to be across for FY23/24

As we enter a new financial year, some big changes relevant to your employees are now in place.
29 May 2023 | Assessing the impact: six months on from the amendments to the NT Anti-Discrimination Act

To address the increasingly topical issue of discrimination in modern society, the NT Government amended several key sections of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1992 (NT) in November 2022.
26 April 2023 | Sparke Helmore recognised as Best Lawyers Law Firm of the Year for Occupational Health and Safety Law

Sparke Helmore is pleased to announce that we have been recognised as the Law Firm of the Year for Occupational Health and Safety Law in Australia in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers.
2 March 2023 | Doyle's Guide 2023: our Workplace team shining again

We are pleased to announce that our NSW and ACT Workplace teams have been recognised in the latest round of Doyle's rankings.


Catherine Wilkinson
Catherine Wilkinson
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