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What can I do if I am bullied at work? Workers prosecuted and fined for bullying an apprentice

Recently, Safe Work SA successfully prosecuted two employees of an electrical business who had bullied a young apprentice. The SA Employment Court found these two workers guilty,...

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Workers compensation for psychiatric injuries

The recent decision of the Full Court of the Supreme Court in the case of The State of South Australia (Department for Education) v Van Hattem (No 2) has provided a timely...

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Full Federal Court confirms casual employees are entitled to paid leave

In a decision published on Wednesday 20 May 2020, the Full Federal Court found that Robert Rossato – a “casual” worker engaged by a labour hire company, WorkPac Pty Ltd to work at...

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COVID-19

My boss is getting JobKeeper - what does that mean for me?

JobKeeper intended to make it easier for employers whose income has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to maintain employment relationships with their staff, in the...

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Early release superannuation: What you should know

Due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis, and the near shut down of our economy, many people will lose their jobs or have to cope with reduced hours of work and/ or...

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Coronavirus

Further changes to Modern Awards in light of COVID-19 pandemic

In an earlier blog we outlined changes which had been made to three Modern Awards , which were intended to provide flexibility to deal with the circumstances caused by the current...

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Coronavirus

Changes to modern awards to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic

Recently the unions and the Fair Work Commission have been working furiously to introduce and implement significant temporary changes to various Modern Awards in an attempt to...

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Working from home - Issues for employees and employers in the time of COVID-19

The unprecedented circumstances which we are facing due to the spread of Corona virus has required many people to adapt to working from home. However, working from home can raise...

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What are my workplace health and safety obligations during COVID-19?

Employers have an onerous responsibility under the Work Health and Safety Act to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers and others in the...

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