It’s bushfire season and hardly a day goes by seemingly without a news story about out‑of‑control bushfires.
Many workplaces have volunteer firefighters in their midst and employers can be unsure of what to do during bushfire season.
Employers need to be across the workplace laws regulating when volunteer firefighters can be absent from work.
An employer who gets it wrong can be faced with an expensive legal claim in the Fair Work Commission.
Summoning an employee to a dismissal meeting is a high stress situation. Get it wrong and an employer can end up facing an expensive unfair dismissal claim.
The June and July period has heralded a number of important changes to workplace laws.
This month we explain the recent increase to monetary penalties under the Fair Work Act, why you should care and what you should do.
For our take on the new change, read on …
The Queensland government has sent shock waves into the ranks of employers in high risk industries with its announcement that a new offence of “negligence causing death” is coming.
For our take on the new workplace death laws, read on…