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Have yourself a merry little safe Christmas

Australia - December 8 2020 With the festive season just around the corner, most employers are looking to hold an end-of-year function to cap-off what has been a very tough year…

Western Australia passes new safety laws

Australia - November 11 2020 Earlier this year, we wrote about Western Australia’s proposed Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 (Bill) here. The Bill is substantially based on the…

Adrian Zagami.

Is a safety regulator’s enforcement notice always valid? Not if the notice was issued ‘under dictation’

Australia - October 21 2020 Organisations should carefully review the context in which enforcement notices are issued by safety regulators, following a finding by the NSW…

Sacked employee reinstated after sending racist messages to colleagues by mistake

Australia - September 9 2020 In the recent decision of Martin Bajelis v Reserve Bank of Australia [2020] FWC 3740, the Fair Work Commission (Commission) found the dismissal of an…

Jamie Kim.

Dismissing a long-term employee for a safety breach: Key considerations for employers

Australia - August 26 2020 The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has upheld the dismissal of an employee with 30 years’ service and a satisfactory safety record after the…

Michael Hope.