November 4, 2019

Christmas message from the Qld WHS Regulator: "don't let work Christmas parties spoil-a safe working year."

Melbourne Cup marks the beginning of end of year festivities. The Queensland Health and Safety Regulator has published a Christmas party...

March 20, 2018

How to manage data security risks, protect your business and comply with the new legal requirements introduced in February 2018.

Public confidence in data security is at an all-time low. The media constantly reports further examples of businesses being hacked and person...

February 21, 2018

Recent cases have shown a clear trend towards harsher penalties for individuals and companies who fail to comply with their duties under workplace health and safety (WHS) laws. To date, the national harmonisation process has led to the Model WHS Act being implemented i...

August 17, 2017

Employers cannot afford to be complacent when it comes to employee health and safety. Ignoring employee health is costly.

Creating a healthy company culture is no longer an aspiration for employers, it is essential.

A healthy company culture of course brings with it many...

March 29, 2017

Continuing the campaign against the high prevalence of pregnancy/return to work discrimination, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) announced in a media release this week that it has taken up the fight against a Perth gourmet food distribution company.

Federal Court proceedin...

February 22, 2017

Dismissing an employee without a valid reason or without a fair process can leave an employer without grounds to defend an unfair dismissal application.  However, this is not always the case.  In a recent matter, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) found the employer had a...

January 28, 2017

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