An appeals court has confirmed that a principal contractor is 40 per cent liable for a worker’s fall through a roof, in a long-running case involving multiple safety prosecutions and damages claims.
In a recent Victorian County Court decision, a worker who nearly drowned in 2012 has been declared seriously injured suffering post-traumatic stress
From the first full pay period on or after 1 August 2018, employers are required to provide eligible employees unpaid domestic violence leave.
In a recent Federal Court decision, a union and officials who attempted to “leverage safety” for industrial objectives have been fined nearly $140,000, while a company and its director have been fined $111,000 for their actions against WHS permit holders, inspectors and police.
On 1 October 2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) will be amended to provide that every party in the heavy vehicle transport supply chain has a duty to ensure the safety of their transport activities.
Obesity has been one of Australia’s most prominent social issues for quite some time now. Today, employers are obliged to ensure that the physical health and body weight of their employees does not pose a health or safety risk to the worker, and the entirety of their business.
From 1 July 2018 the new weekly minimum wage will become effective for all award covered employees.
On 1 November 2018, the Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic) will be replaced by new legislation.