Category - Employment Law
In August 2016, the Honourable Margaret Nyland AM delivered the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report. As a legislative response to several recommendations outlined in that report, South Australia introduced amended legislation regarding the screening process for those who wish to work, or volunteer, with children.
A ruling on the definition of ongoing casual employment held major implications for both employers and workers, writes Morry Bailes. For a moment it looked like casual employees may be able to have their cake and eat it too.
Whether or not an employer can make it mandatory for its employees to get vaccinated will depend on the circumstances of the employment. An employer cannot mandate vaccination simply because they want to or they think it is the "right thing to do". They must have a lawful and reasonable basis for doing so.
The High Court of Australia in the recent decision of Workpac v Rossato has confirmed that a “casual employee” is one which has no firm advance commitment as to the duration of their employment. Further that when assessing whether or not an employee is casual, paramount regard must be had to any contract of employment...
Following a series of changes to the Northern Territory's Return to Work Act there is now "deemed" acceptance of claims for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ('PTSD') for frontline emergency workers (first responders).
Bad language in the workplace – it’s the curse of employees Australia-wide.
But can swearing at work get you sacked?
TGB’s senior employment lawyer Andrew Clare spoke to Channel 7’s Today Tonight about what is and isn’t acceptable language in today’s workplace.
Watch the full story here.
A new payment will help Defence force members and veterans battling mental health issues while waiting for their military compensation claim to be assessed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Last week the federal government passed the Veterans’ Affairs Reform Bill, creating the new payment, as well as opening up training...
Defence abuse survivors have renewed hope following the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s announcement of a new reparations scheme.
For survivors this new, less restrictive scheme represents a second chance at reparations and recognition for abuse suffered while serving their country, and follows the 2016 closure of the Defence Abuse...
Tindall Gask Bentley lawyer Daniel Clarke explains how medical expenses are paid under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (the Act).
“How will I pay for all of this?” It’s a question we are often asked by injured workers who fear for their long-term health and are unsure how they will cover their...