Browsing: Absenteeism/sick leave

FRI
9:40AM

Employer not required to cover injured worker indefinitely

A commission has rejected an incapacitated worker's claim that his well-resourced employer should have covered his long-term absence with temporary staff while he recovered from his injuries, instead of dismissing him.

THU
10:15AM

SPC mandates COVID vaccines, others urged to follow suit

All workers including contractors will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter SPC sites, under a safety scheme involving paid leave, the packaged fruit manufacturer has announced in an Australian first.

FRI
12:45PM

Providing proper breaks prevents injuries: unique study

A study of nearly 3,000 workers has found that the slack provision of employment standards for break lengths and other entitlements increases the risk of injuries and illnesses, and the problem is significantly exacerbated by inadequate safety controls.

THU
2:11PM

Permanent incapacity, not bullying, behind dismissal

A worker who contends he was left to languish after he developed psych injuries, from being bullied, has failed to prove his employer unlawfully dismissed him for making a workers' comp claim.

FRI
2:33PM

Diligent task planning required for older personnel: study

Employers have been urged to take special care to adapt work tasks for their older employees in physically demanding jobs, after a major European study conclusively showed these workers are far more likely to experience long-term sickness absences.

FRI
2:11PM

Apprentice injured in superior's absence, director fined

A PCBU and its director have been fined $150,000 and $15,000 respectively, after unsupervised apprentices were allocated a high-risk task, which injured one of them, when a qualified technician took sick leave.


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