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ACT aligns its industrial manslaughter offence to health and safety law
Insight 02 Sep 2021

On 5 August 2021, the ACT Legislative Assembly passed the Work Health and Safety Amendment Bill 2021 (ACT). ...

Locked and loaded? COVID-19 may have cleared the way for loaded rates in the Hospitality Award
Insight 02 Sep 2021

The full bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has issued a provisional view that is open to adding loaded rates to the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020 (Hospitality Award). If introduced, loaded rates would replace overtime and penalty rates for higher-paid (level 3 and above) hospitalit ...

Sexually harassed worker retains workers' compensation payments despite settling claims with the AFP for $1.25 million
Insight 02 Sep 2021

The Federal Court has rejected a bid by Comcare to recover nearly $680,000 from a former Australian Federal Police (AFP) officer in incapacity payments after she received a $1.25 million payment from the AFP to settle her sexual harassment and discrimination complaint. ...

Casual employees: High Court confirms that post-contractual conduct has no role to play in interpreting wholly written contracts of employment
Insight 06 Aug 2021

In WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato & Ors (Rossato), the High Court found that Mr Rossato was a casual employee under each of the six employment contracts he performed when he was employed by WorkPac Pty Ltd (WorkPac). He was not a permanent employee because the express terms of the contracts between ...

Retail Award varied to allow greater flexibility
Insight 06 Aug 2021

The changes provide retail employers with increased flexibility to offer part-time employees additional hours at their ordinary rate of pay. ...

Complying with Public Health Orders in the workplace
Insight 06 Aug 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Minister for Health and Medical Research has made a number of Public Health Orders to address the community transmission of COVID-19 in Greater Sydney. ...

FWO commences underpayment proceedings against large corporate employer
Insight 06 Aug 2021

On 17 June 2021, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Woolworths in relation to the underpayment of its salaried managers working in supermarket and metro stores. ...

Leave it out: dismissing worker diagnosed with cancer constitutes adverse action
Insight 06 Aug 2021

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia (Court) has decided that a diamond retailer contravened the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Fair Work Act) by dismissing an employee diagnosed with cancer after she proposed to exercise her workplace rights to take annual and personal leave to recover from surgery. ...

Managing psychosocial hazards at work
Insight 30 Jun 2021

The New South Wales Government has introduced Australia's first Code of Practice (Code) for managing psychosocial hazards in the workplace. ...

Getting PPE on and off might be on the clock
Insight 30 Jun 2021

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled that a meatworker is entitled to payment for the time involved in putting on and removing his personal protective equipment (PPE) during a 30-minute unpaid meal break.1 ...