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COVID-19: Privacy Obligations and Cyber Security for Business

The OAIC has released guidance on how employers may continue complying with their privacy obligations, whilst collecting and disclosing personal information in order to manage the spread of coronavirus. As…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Workplace Update & Guidance for Employers

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to rapidly escalate across the globe, employers are becoming progressively mindful of the effects the pandemic will have upon their statutory employment obligations. In particular,…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Legal Overview

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared Coronavirus (COVID-19) a “pandemic”. The WHO defines a pandemic as “the worldwide spread of a new disease”. The onset…

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…

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