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Update on COVID-19 Australian Travel Restrictions and Recent Changes to Employer-sponsored Visa Programs Asia Pacific - 9 September 2020

Asia-Pacific, Australia - September 9 2020 In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Australia's borders were closed in March 2020. As the country's strict travel…

Bruno Di Girolami, Madeleine Smith.

Taking the stress out of employee claims for psychological Injury/Illness

Australia - October 26 2012 Claims made by employees seeking payment of workers’ compensation for stress or other psychological injury/illness can arise out of administrative or disciplinary action taken by an employer against an employee.

Felicity Clarke, Bruno Di Girolami, Dominique Hartfield.

Employer Reminder Workplace Policies, Employers Beware of Involvement in Confidentiality Breaches by New Employees

Australia - July 31 2017 In the recent decision of Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Ltd. v. Ancient Order of Foresters in Victoria Friendly Society Limited [2017] FCAFC 74…

Anna M. Elliott, Bruno Di Girolami, Dominique Hartfield.

Did you know…? ‘Rolling eyes’ may constitute ‘bullying’ under definition in new code of practice

Australia - November 26 2012 The definition of ‘bullying’ under the new harmonised Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) will be: Repeated, unreasonable behavior directed towards a worker or a group of workers, that creates a risk to health and safety.

Felicity Clarke, Bruno Di Girolami, Dominique Hartfield.

Workplace bullying at its worst: employer told to pay $100,000

Australia - December 20 2012 The Melbourne Magistrates Court has fined a laundry owner $50,000 and ordered him to pay a further $50,000 in costs for his bullying that had ‘harrowing’ effects on employees and was a clear example of an employer breaking occupational health and safety laws.

Felicity Clarke, Bruno Di Girolami, Dominique Hartfield.