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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.
Swaab Attorney’s Richard Ottley answers this question by first reminding us that “the default position with respect to medical certificates is that they are to be given the utmost weight and accepted, except in the most “unusual or exceptional circumstances”. This is a must read detailed Q&A on the ill and injured topic.
Alison Maelzer provides us with valuable insights on the topic of managing ill and injured employees. “The Employment Court pointed out that there is nothing wrong with employees on sick leave recuperating away from home,” she writes. But read what the Court does have an issue with.
Bell Gully’s Tim Clarke tells us that an investigation is “almost always required where the matter is complex”. In this ELM exclusive interview he informs us that “typically an investigation is required where there are allegations of a sensitive nature, such as allegations involving senior management, bullying or sexual harassment.”
Briony Pole of Minter Ellison reminds us that single day absences on sick leave can be damaging to a business. “The best way to minimise ‘sickies’ is to require employees to provide doctors’ certificates as evidence,” she says. Read more on the topic of ill and injured employees as well as some of the other HR topics her clients are dealing with.