Friday, 24 May 2013 3:55pm
In a long-running dispute between a Victorian law firm and a former partner, the Court of Appeal has found the partner - who made 23 bullying and harassment complaints during her employment - wasn't entitled to damages.
Friday, 24 May 2013 2:13pm
The horrific death of a technician more than 30 years ago wasn't the cause of a former government worker's psychiatric illnesses, the AAT has found, in dismissing the worker's compensation claim.
Friday, 24 May 2013 12:20pm
The inquiry into the Queensland workers' comp scheme has recommended retaining journey claims, common law claims and the current definition of "injury", and warns that vulnerable groups could slip through the cracks under a plan to narrow the meaning of "worker".
Thursday, 23 May 2013 3:52pm
A national employer will, in lieu of a Queensland safety prosecution, train dozens of its managers and foremen to develop JSAs and SWPs, and then use the documents created in the training exercises to develop best-practice procedures.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 2:08pm
A NSW employer has been fined $170,000 over the death of a company director, after the Industrial Court found it failed to establish an exclusion zone around an "inherently unsafe" work area.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:36am
Suspected workers' comp fraud must be reported, says Q-COMP; Average cost per workers' comp claim exceeds $7800 in South Australia; and WorkCover WA calls for input on disability access plan.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 3:52pm
Apprentice-related supervision breaches can lead to recklessness fines; Queensland removes earthmoving requirement from WHS Regulation; and South Australian WHS Act added to Fair Work right-of-entry laws.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 2:15pm
A NSW employer that failed to properly maintain a 50-year-old steel structure, which held up to 450 tonnes of material, has been found liable for injuries sustained by a truck driver when the structure collapsed onto the back of his vehicle.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:40am
Queensland is likely to press ahead with its plan to narrow the definition of "worker" in the State workers' comp Act, with the Department of Justice and Attorney-General dismissing submissions that oppose the proposed amendment.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 3:55pm
Conducting workplace surveys and health checks is the first of three steps to reducing the risk of injuries among older workers, and embracing the benefits of an ageing workforce, such as loyalty, says an occupational therapist.