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Cracking down on Work Health and Safety - fines imposed on officers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • October 22 2013

The recent South Australian Magistrates Court (Court) case of Hillman v Ferro Con (SA) Pty Ltd (Hillman case) and WorkSafe Western Australia's


Minimum wage increase
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 10 2014

On 4 June 2014, the Fair Work Commission's Minimum Wage Panel (MWP) handed down its fifth annual wage review under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). The


Taking away the employer’s role in government-funded paid parental leave
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 23 2014

The Paid Parental Leave Amendment Bill 2014 (PPLA Bill) was introduced into Federal Parliament by the Minister for Small Business on 19 March 2014


How will the evolution of Australian privacy law affect employers?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 23 2014

The recent significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), which have impacted most private sector entities, have resulted in many


“I’m sick, and I’m not sure when I will be back to work”: the challenges of managing ill and injured workers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 23 2014

It does not matter what industry you are in, every employer will inevitably face the challenge of managing an ill or injured employee. For employers


Employers to consult over more than major workplace change
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 20 2013

From 1 January 2014, employers will need to 'genuinely consult' with employees about changes to their regular roster or ordinary hours of work. The


Recent developments in the new anti-bullying jurisdiction in the Fair Work Commission
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 23 2014

As highlighted in The Working Paper Issue 13, the Fair Work Commission (FWC)'s new anti-bullying jurisdiction commenced on 1 January 2014. This new


Workplace investigations - get it right or pay the price
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 20 2013

Recent cases in the Federal Court of Australia and the Fair Work Commission highlight the importance for employers who are seeking to terminate the


Work health and safety news - 2 September, 2014
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 2 2014

The model Work Health and Safety Act (Model Act) has been in effect in a number of jurisdictions since 2012 (with a slightly


Bullying - the new frontier
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 20 2013

As a result of amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act), from 1 January 2014 a worker who reasonably believes they are being bullied at work