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Tag: Workplace and Safety

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…

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…

Liability of Accountants for being “Wilfully Blind” to Underpayment of Wages by their Client

The Federal Circuit Court has held an accountancy firm that processed payroll information for a restaurant accessorily liable for the underpayment of restaurant staff. In a judgement delivered on 28…

The Expanded Jurisdiction of the SAET

The SA Employment Tribunal and Court will assume a much greater jurisdiction, abolishing the previous Industrial Relations Court and Commission and other disciplinary bodies and also assuming the jurisdiction of…

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