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These important cases have been summarised and included in Wolters Kluwer’s Australian Industrial Law Reports.  The Australian Industrial Law Reports summarise industrial cases from all Australian jurisdictions on a weekly basis with links to the full text judgment provided by Austlii. Not a subscriber? Try a free 4 week subscription to the Australian Industrial law Reports here NO PROOF OF INTOXICATION OR ZERO… Read More

Safe work at height rules update

Carl Sachs, managing director of Workplace access&safety discusses the extra risks associated with roof anchors on single-storey buildings, which have again been highlighted in the newly revised workplace falls model code of practice.  Safe Work Australia published a revision of the model Code of Practice, Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces (“Code”) in March 2015. Chief among… Read More

US Study reveals six facts every employer should know about the candidate experience

 According to a recent study from CareerBuilder, the experiences candidates have with a company throughout the application process can make or break their impression of a company, not only affecting their decisions to apply and accept a job offer, but also their loyalty as customers. The 2015 Candidate Behavior Study, conducted by Inavero on behalf… Read More

Can an employee be sacked for tweeting “political opinions”?

By John Tuck (Partner) & Professor Anthony Forsyth (Consultant) at Corrs Chambers Westgarth Recently we covered the sacking of SBS sports reporter, Scott McIntyre, for posting what were considered to be offensive tweets criticising Australian commemoration of Anzac Day. (Read the previous article here) We focused on the obligations many employees now have under workplace… Read More