The WHS Response to psychological health and a PCBU’s obligations
Psychosocial hazards and work-related stresses are amongst the most challenging workplace health and safety issues.
Mental health study could pave the way for better prevention and more resilient workers
New code of practice for managing the mental health of FIFO workers: a first of its kind in Australia
Potential prosecution by a safety regulator for poor workplace culture – is it coming to a workplace near you?
New Zealand: What to do when you suspect an employee is lying during a disciplinary process
The Court of Appeal case of George v Auckland Council  NZCA 209 looked specifically at the situation where an employee was untruthful in a disciplinary process.
Offensive language within the workplace: When does it cross the line?
Do employees have a right to free speech in Australia?
Staying Ahead of the Curve: Overcoming Workforce Management Challenges in the Aged Care Industry
ASIC Releases Draft Whistleblower Policy Guide
Under the Regulatory Guide, it is suggested that (among other things) a compliant whistleblower policy will need to detail a number of things. Read on for more...
The Dangers of Digital Dismissals
Why sacking senior executives is a risky business
Full Bench quashes ruling that CCTV footage of employee’s serious misconduct was inadmissible
New Zealand: What could the legalisation of cannabis mean for NZ employers?
If cannabis is legalised employers will need to strike a balance between encroaching on the lawful activities employees might engage in during their own time, and ensuring employees are safe and productive at work. Most of us spend a significant amount of our adult lives at work. Arguably employers can only control what an employee does in...
NZ: Health and Safety Update – July 2019
Marie Boland’s Review of the Work Health and Safety Laws, Part 3: Safe Work Australia‘s Consultation Regulation Impact Statement
Recklessness, negligence, increased fines and the end of insurance – is your workplace ready?
New Zealand: A turning point in triangular employment relations
It is currently full steam ahead in the world of employment legislation and businesses who make use of labour-hire arrangements should take note. The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill passed its third and final reading on 27 June 2019, and was promptly given royal assent the following day. The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Act 2019...
Crunch(ie) time for leave entitlements: Win for Cadbury shift workers could impact leave entitlements for many Australian workplaces
11 questions to ask your HR team
Personal leave is not accrued in hours but days
New Zealand: What employers need to check before remunerating employees with cryptocurrency
For details on the rulings, and IRD’s approach to the taxation of crypto-remuneration, please read on!