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Preedy v RTWSA: When Should Multiple WPI Assessments be Combined?

Preedy v Return to Work Corporation SA [2019] SAET 228. This significant decision seeks to apply the Supreme Court findings regarding the combination of whole person impairment assessments pursuant to…

Mental Illness & Reasonable Adjustments

When assisting employees with mental illness, employers must engage with treating doctors and carefully consider how and if the requests of the employee regarding changes to work can be accommodated,…

Should you think more carefully about your choice of Emojis?

The Struggles of Emoji InterpretationEmojis are the new universal🌎🌍🌏 language, breaking cultural language barriers 🚧 and proving an emotive and fun way for individuals to express themselves and enhance their…

The Strong Arm of WHS Law in the NT: Enforceable Undertakings and Industrial Manslaughter

Industrial manslaughter to be an offence in the Northern Territory by the end of the year?The Northern Territory (NT) is a heavy industry based economy, with mining, construction, manufacturing and…

Contractors v Employees: Differentiating the two in today’s ‘Gig Economy’

Freelance or ‘gig’ work is on the rise, and businesses are taking notice of this change within the workplace as well as the desire for it. You only have to…

Have you Adopted your Whistleblower Policy?

The new Whistleblower laws introduced by the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 (The Act) are now in effect. The new laws will require companies to adopt policies…

New Dawn on Licensing Labour Hire Services in SA

The SA labour hire licensing scheme will operate from 31 August 2019. Exemptions to the scheme have been passed by Parliament to prevent certain businesses falling under the scheme. It…

The Compact Legal Guide to HR

Employment issues can arise in your organisation at any time. We have created the 'Compact Legal Guide to HR' for you to keep as a handy reference when issues pop…

An Employee or a Contractor? 11 Factors to avoid Confusion

The central question you must ask: Is this person working as part of your business (employee) or are they working as part of their own business (contractor)? Determining the classification…

Casual Employee found to be Permanent: Workpac v Skene

In a recent decision allowing a dismissed employee’s appeal, the Full Bench of the Federal Court has upheld that an employee engaged and described as a casual worker, but working…

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