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When is a principal liable to the employee of a sub-contractor?

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • April 8 2015

The New South Wales Court Appeal recently considered this issue in Central Darling Shire Council v Greeney 2015 NSWCA 51. In this matter, the

The great escape! The employer escapes liability but the principal contractor gets caught in the spotlight.

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • April 8 2015

In similar circumstances to the New South Wales Court of Appeal decision of Darling Shire Council v Sweeney, the New South Wales Supreme Court Bench

Hiring employees - are the questions you ask discriminatory?

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 19 2015

Nowadays, in the recruitment process, potential employees often submit online application forms that require personal information including name

Serious misconduct did it just become easier to summarily dismiss employees?

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 19 2015

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has demonstrated how carefully drafted employment agreements can make it easier for

Bullying under Fair Work Act: 12 months on

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 19 2015

In January 2014, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) began exercising its newly vested jurisdiction to make orders in relation to workplace bullying under

Dust disease claims: how to protect your company from the rise in awarded damages

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 19 2015

The case of Shaw v BHP Billiton Ltd served to further consolidate the landmark decision of BHP Billiton Limited v Parker by awarding exemplary

Employer and contractor avoid liability as “almighty kick” to remove obstruction not common sense.

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • September 18 2014

In Tawera v BDS Recruit Pty Ltd & Anor 2014 QDC 167, the Plaintiff ruptured his Achilles tendon by giving an "almighty kick" to a 67kg pile of

Will changes to Queensland’s workers’ compensation laws for psychiatric injuries stress out public liability respondents?

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • September 18 2014

The Workers' Compensation Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (Qld) was passed on 17 October 2013 enacting significant changes

Employer not liable for assault at xmas party: Packer v Tall Ships Sailing Cruises Aust Pty Ltd & Anor 2014 QSC 212

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • September 12 2014

On 2 December 2006 Commercial Waterproofing Services Pty Ltd (“CWS”) held it annual Christmas party for employees and their families on a pleasure

Casino not negligent for night shift worker ‘falling asleep’ at the wheel

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • August 8 2014

In Fraser v Burswood Resort (Management) Ltd 2014 WASCA 130 the Western Australian Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether a casino was