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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 [...]

WorkCover agrees that an injury is not work-related but the claimant seeks review to the Workers’ Compensation Regulator – what now?

By |2019-02-19T18:09:17+10:00July 11th, 2017|Litigation, News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Ryan Kennedy Employers often seek our advice about reviews to the Workers’ Compensation Regulator. Often WorkCover will agree with the employer that an injury is not work-related, however the claimant will seek review.  When this happens, the Regulator must decide whether to confirm WorkCover’s [...]

A new chapter in the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation (National Injury Insurance Scheme) Amendment Act

By |2019-05-14T15:06:38+10:00June 7th, 2017|Litigation, News, Safety, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Tristan Higham Much has been lauded about the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation (National Injury Insurance Scheme) Amendment Act 2016 (“the Amendment Act”)[1] and in particular the insertion of section 236B, which in short summary was inserted to reverse the effects of the judgement of [...]