Queensland Supreme Court refuses an application by a class-action plaintiff to obtain a copy of the defendant’s insurance policy.
By Conor Gillam and Kerrie Jackson - The decision by Toyota to terminate an employee who dishonestly took personal leave to take his son to see The Wiggles has been unequivocally supported by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). Toyota employee [...]
By Stephanie Philippou - On 11 October 2019, the Court gave Judgment in favour of ousted CEO, Mr Stephen Lake, when the board declined to renew his contract. Lake was awarded $2,225,205.04 for his wrongful termination, plus interest. The Case [...]
Want to avoid the work Christmas party hangover this year? We have answered some commonly asked questions which will help you and your company manage risk this social season.
The Queensland District Court recently handed down the decision of Cosic v G James Safety Glass  QDC 170, awarding an injured worker the sum of $469,931.45 for a back injury at work.
South Australian Court of Appeal sets new high water mark for exemplary/punitive damages in asbestos cases.
By Tristan Higham Amaca v Latz  SASCFC 145 Background The plaintiff was diagnosed with terminal mesothelioma in October 2016. He alleged he contracted the disease as a result of his exposure to products manufactured by James Hardie and Coy [...]
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 [...]
By Samantha Abbott With a new work year ahead and potentially new workers on board, it is a prudent time for businesses to review their workplace health and safety systems and ensure workers are properly inducted, trained and supervised in [...]
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 [...]