What does the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces mean for employers?

By |2019-05-14T16:35:05+10:00July 4th, 2018|HR/IR, News, Staff Policies and Processes|

By John Salter, BTLawyers HR Consultant In a move which has the potential to impact on all employers and their work sites, a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces has been announced by the sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins. It is being strongly supported by the Federal Government [...]

What is the Queensland Labour Hire Licensing Act and Regulation and how does it affect you?

By |2019-02-19T18:09:15+10:00April 16th, 2018|HR/IR, Industrial Relations, News|

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (“the Act”) was passed late in 2017.  The expressed purpose of the Act is to promote integrity in the labour hire industry and prevent exploitation of labour hire workers.  However, when the Act was introduced, it raised further questions as to its scope and [...]

Pre-employment Medicals

By |2019-02-19T18:09:15+10:00February 6th, 2018|HR/IR, News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Carlen Lowe Employers owe a high duty of care to its employees and a pre-employment medical examination may go towards fulfilling those obligations.  Such assessments can: Confirm an applicant is able to perform the inherent requirements of the role; Allow an employer to account for any disabilities, impairments, and [...]

Does your business provide labour hire or use labour hire?

By |2019-05-14T14:56:30+10:00January 24th, 2018|HR/IR, Litigation, News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Samantha Abbott The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (“the Act”) commences on 16 April 2018. The Act responds to the Report of the Queensland Finance and Administration Parliamentary Committee Inquiry, released on 30 June 2016, which contained evidence of exploitation of labour hire workers including mistreatment of workers, not providing appropriate [...]

Top 5 Tips for Managing a Litigant Employee

By |2019-02-19T18:09:16+10:00January 23rd, 2018|HR/IR, Litigation, News, Uncategorized, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Brooke Wilton It can be satisfying to know that you have helped an injured worker through their rehabilitation and assisted them to return to work within your business; but navigating the ongoing employer/employee relationship can become more difficult when an employee decides to bring a common law claim. Here [...]

Airtasker – Did you think of insurance and injury liability?

By |2019-05-14T14:56:30+10:00November 7th, 2017|HR/IR, News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Samantha Abbott Airtasker is an online service through which people can buy and sell services.  It operates on a similar business model to Uber and Airbnb, collecting commissions from workers using the site. From carpet cleaning, to furniture removal, to installing a pirate ship cubby house in the backyard, [...]