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.

16 December 2020 | The Evolving Workplace: Employment & Safety - year in review

Roland Hassall and Bill Kritharas discuss key employment and safety developments in 2020, from WHS laws to the Productivity Commission's recommendations.
26 November 2020 | The Evolving Workplace - Dreamworld incident - an insider's perspective

Jackson Inglis is joined by Barrister Craig Eberhardt who provides a unique perspective of the tragic Dreamworld accident following his involvement with the 2018 Coronial Inquest.
15 October 2020 | One step closer to proposed amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009

Government is closer to revealing its much-anticipated workplace relations reforms, which we anticipate will have a significant impact on employers.
14 October 2020 | The Evolving Workplace: Navigating the intersection between workplace laws and privacy laws

In this podcast we discuss reasonable and lawful directions to employees and the requirements that must be satisfied in order to collect personal and sensitive information.
2 October 2020 | NSW Government seeks input on proposed new Code dealing with psychological risks in the workplace

Call for submissions on draft Code of Practice, as NSW aims to help businesses mitigate and manage mental health risks in the workplace.
30 September 2020 | Ardent Leisure sentenced to record fine for 2016 Dreamworld incident

Ardent Leisure was fined $3.6 million, after pleading guilty to three breaches of workplace health and safety laws—The biggest fine in Queensland's history.
10 September 2020 | New wage theft laws in Queensland

Wage theft is now a crime in Queensland following the successful passage of the Queensland Government's Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Wage Theft) Amendment Bill 2020.
9 September 2020 | The Evolving Workplace: The importance of a reasonable and measured performance management process

In this podcast we discuss employment and workers compensation issues arising from a recent case before the Fair Work Commission.
19 August 2020 | Industrial manslaughter update-individual PCBU charged

On 17 August 2020 the Queensland Office of the Workplace Health and Safety Prosecutor charged an individual "person conducting the business or undertaking" with Industrial Manslaughter.
13 August 2020 | All in a day's work-Landmark High Court decision bittersweet for some on the accrual of personal/carer's leave

We examine the Mondelez case and the High Court's decision on the accrual of personal/carer's leave and the definition of a "day" under an industrial instrument.


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