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Court deems prosecutor’s complaint defective - the importance of providing defendants with sufficient particulars

Australia - June 22 2021 The future of workplace health and safety prosecutions in Queensland is in limbo after a recent case held the complaint form used by the Workplace…

Annie Smeaton, Belinda Winter.

A roadmap for respect: proposed reforms for workplace sexual harassment laws

Australia - June 22 2021 With the Australian Human Rights Commission’s [email protected] Report detailing that almost two in five women (39%) and just over one in four men (26%)…

Annie Smeaton, Belinda Winter, Megan Pool, Sandra Barry.

You’re fired! Recent cases highlight the dangers of posting on social media

Australia - June 22 2021 Two recent unfair dismissal cases highlight the dangers of posting on social media, even when posts are made using private accounts. Despite both…

Annie Smeaton, Belinda Winter, Megan Pool, Sandra Barry.

WorkSafe Guide for managing work-related stress is an opportunity for employers to flex their management muscles

Australia - March 9 2021 Stress-related presenteeism (being present at work yet too sick to be productive) and absenteeism (being absent from work due to illness) costs the…

Courts clarify your duty of care as a principal contractor to workers employed by subcontractors performing work on your site

Australia - March 9 2021 In the recent case of Clark v Schneider Electric (Australia) Pty Ltd, the District Court of Western Australia assessed whether under the common law…