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Queensland decision highlights importance of considering evidence that supports investigation finding
Insight 29 Oct 2021

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (the Commission) recently found an employer liable for a psychological injury caused by a three-month disciplinary process. ...

Mandatory vaccination directions issued for Victorian workers
Insight 08 Oct 2021

The Victorian government has implemented a broad-reaching mandatory vaccination requirement for workers as part of its plan to limit the spread of COVID-19. Under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions (Directions), a significant number of Victorian workers must be vaccinated in order to work away from home from 22 October 2021. ...

FWC allows legal representation for employer in bullying hearing
Insight 27 Sep 2021

The Fair Work Commission (the FWC) has allowed an employer, with some in-house employment relations capability, to be represented by a lawyer in a hearing dealing with an application to stop bullying. ...

Record WHS fine of $1 million
Insight 27 Sep 2021

The Department of Defence has been fined $1 million, over a fatality that occurred during a training exercise. According to a Comcare media release, this is the largest penalty ever imposed in the Commonwealth workplace health and safety jurisdiction ...

Employer liable for COVID-related death
Insight 27 Sep 2021

The Personal Injury Commission of New South Wales (the Commission) has found an employer liable for the death of an employee who contracted COVID-19 during the course of their employment. ...

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination plans
Insight 27 Sep 2021

Virgin Australia and Telstra have announced they intend to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline staff, in the wake of similar announcements from Qantas and SPC. ...

Adverse action claim doesn't slide into gear for contractor car broker
Insight 27 Sep 2021

A rental car broker's appeal has failed after the Federal Court dismissed his adverse action claim, finding that he was engaged as an independent contractor, rather than an employee. ...

Mandatory vaccinations in the workplace: what do employers need to consider?
Insight 20 Sep 2021

In this Insight, our cross-practice experts cover the employment, safety, privacy, regulatory, insurance and liability considerations that confront employers navigating these complex and rapidly changing public health settings. ...

Coming across the seas: prior overseas service not counted as 'continuous employment' for long service leave in Victoria
Insight 02 Sep 2021

A recent decision of the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal has confirmed that prior overseas service will only count as 'continuous employment' for long service leave accrual where the overseas service had a connection with Victoria at the time it was performed. ...

Outsourcing can be unlawful
Insight 02 Sep 2021

The Federal Court has found that Qantas engaged in unlawful adverse action when it decided to outsource approximately 2000 ground handling jobs last year. ...