Beilby Poulden Costello were recently successful in a landmark case before the High Court of Australia which will have real benefits for injured workers in New South Wales.read more
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WorkCover NSW run free workshops on a range of workplace safety and workers compensation issues – check their website for up to date times and dates. These workshops cover height safety equipment, scaffolding safety nets, appliance tagging and testing, safety and isolation switches, and power distribution boards among other things.
The University of Sydney conducted a study on various Work Choices collective agreements and released its findings in a report entitled, “Lowering the Standards: From Awards to Work Choices in Retail and Hospitality Collective Agreements.” It summarized its observations as follows:
* Most of the agreements were made from templates of contracts that incorporated minimum standards [...]
The Workplace Relations Amendment (A Stronger Safety Net) Act 2007 received Royal Assent on 28 June 2007. This Act made important amendments to the agreement-making provisions of the Workplace Relations Act. The Act’s most important feature is the “fairness test” which Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) and collective agreements must pass in order to be effective.
An employer can legally terminate the services of an employee who drank two beers during his lunch break for violation of a “no alcohol” company policy. Thus, it was the decision of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission in the case of Selak v. Woolworths  AIRC 786 to validate a company’s “zero tolerance” policy on [...]read more