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Industrial manslaughter in the Queensland coal industry

Australia - March 8 2021 While the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (Qld) (WHS Act) was amended in 2017 to provide for the offence of industrial manslaughter, it was only in 2020…

Louise Russell

Major changes to IR laws - what you need to know

Australia - December 22 2020 On 9 December 2020, the Attorney General tabled a new bill (the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020)…

Jan Dransfield, Claire Seremetis

Common sense prevails for personal leave: High Court decision in Mondelez

Australia - August 15 2020 Yesterday, the High Court of Australia handed down its much awaited decision about personal leave entitlements in Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU &…

Jan Dransfield, Claire Seremetis

Review your workplace COVID Plan

Australia - August 5 2020 Yesterday’s announcement by the Victorian Premier of the Stage 4 restrictions for workplaces means it is timely for employers to review their COVID…

Louise Russell

New Wage Theft Bill Passed by Victorian Parliament

Australia - June 22 2020 With much recent debate at the Federal and State level about criminalising employee underpayments, on 16 June 2020, the Victorian Parliament passed…

Evan Mentiplay