A nationwide fast-food chain has been slapped with a heavy fine after appearing in court last week and being found to have failed in managing staff health and safety.
Athena Koelmeyer outlines two recent cases that have underscored the grey area of whether an employer should attempt to intervene and give directions to employees about what they can and cannot do in their “private time”, whilst engaged in work-related travel.
Liquor company Dan Murphy’s has been found not liable after an employee was fatally injured at a work Christmas party.
Have you ever suspected an employee of making a less than legitimate workers’ compensation claim? Here are some tips for spotting the fakers.
An employee who has been seriously injured and away from work for a long period may not be fit to resume a physical role, even if their doctor has given them the all-clear. When can you question a worker’s medical clearance?
In what appears to be a legal first, a senior manager has been charged in relation to a fatal workplace accident.
A court has imposed a hefty penalty against an HR manager, dismissing her argument that she was following her boss’s orders
A workplace investigation can turn into a fully-fledged fiasco more likely to start a fire than put one out
Despite advances in technology, human skills are more important than ever