ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – An excellent interview with Clayton Utz Partner, Cilla Robinson regarding bullying and mental health in the workplace. We learn how and why the two issues are becoming increasingly common in modern workforces.
Beth Robinson of Minter Ellison talks to us about the increase in cases involving ill and injured employees in the workplace, specifically those related to mental health. Beth provides readers with her top four pieces of advice for 2017 in relation to such matters.
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – Experienced health and safety lawyer Cormack Dunn clearly points out in this exclusive interview that mental health issues are not the same as traditional safety issues, and a different set of behaviours, systems and ways in which work is arranged need to be reviewed.
With recent changes to modern awards related to annual leave, Cara Leavesley’s ELM interview is extremely insightful; highlighting how nine of ten contractual disputes can be prevented by taking proactive steps, what impacts annual leave changes have on employers, and what other emerging issues her firm is seeing.
This quick read from the Lander & Rogers team highlights issues with managing absenteeism in Australia’s workplaces. Importantly, it also teaches us some top tips on how to conduct a return to work meeting with employees.
Georgie Harman of beyondblue in this ELM exclusive tells us that companies require “sustained commitment, a budget, a plan and people backing it” when it comes to workplace mental health in Australia. “Research shows that one in five workers is likely to experience a mental health issue at any given time”.