A Case of Double Compensation Against an Employer

10 January 2018

A recent NSW Supreme Court case relating to a worker’s death has seen an employer ordered to pay both death benefits and permanent impairment compensation, which is likely to result in a payout amounting to more than $1 million.

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Christmas: Your Questions Answered

11 December 2017

As silly season rolls around, reasons to go for a post-work drink or two become increasingly apparent.

Work Christmas parties can be great examples of healthy team bonding and a healthy means of giving back to your employees. However, as attempts to maximise the provision of free alcohol can arise and turn dangerous, it is important to ensure correct management procedures are in place.

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An Important Precedent Concerning Dual Liability for Labour Hire

1 December 2017

This 2009 case concerns a labour hire company, host employer, and employee engaged as a labourer. Mr Christopher Papadopoulos (Worker) sustained an injury to his lower back during the course of his employment with labour hire company, MC Labour Hire Service Pty Ltd (Employer). The Worker took time off work for surgery and recovery. His Employer did not follow proper procedures in reporting the injury, however, and chose not to refer his Workcover claim to the Insurer despite requirements to do so, pursuant to the provisions of the Accident Compensation Act 1985 (Vic).

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