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ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – In this excellent video with HR Law Masterclass Chair in Melbourne, David Dilger, viewers have the opportunity to understand the three trending areas within employment law in Australia; why, and its impacts on you as an employer. Are you seeing the same trends?
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – In this excellent video with Maddocks’ Catherine Dunlop we learn more about the developments in how to manage employees that have an illness or injury. Specifically, Catherine does a great job advising viewers of what to consider when dealing with this growing workplace issue.
Moray & Agnew Partner, Fiona King, tells us in this exclusive interview that whilst there are “fewer psychological injury claims when compared with claims stemming from physical injuries… the cost of those psychological injury claims is disproportionately high.” Read more about other trends in the worker’s comp space.
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 office parties set to kick off in the coming weeks, a timely reminder from Emily Dempster in this article on ten things employers should do to avoid Christmas party disaster; including “specify clear start and end times of the function and ensure alcohol is not served after the end time”.
The Federal Court has awarded an employee over $1.2 million in damages for his employer’s breaches of the Fair Work Act. This award came after the employee successfully sued the employer for over $600,000 in common law damages for a workplace injury.
“The FWC has held that an employer who refused to answer the calls, emails and text messages of an injured employee when she sought to return to work repudiated her employment contract and unfairly dismissed the employee,” writes Emily Harvey of the Maree Hayes v Austrend International Pty Ltd T/A Austrend Group (U2016/6469) case.
Quick advice on knowing when to report incidents, illnesses and injuries to WorkSafe NZ, “the penalties for not reporting are onerous. It is better to call WorkSafe, and be told that they’re not interested, than get prosecuted for failing to report”, writes the team at Hesketh Henry.