Browsing: Absenteeism/sick leave

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.

MON
12:49PM

Hasty redundancy process injured worker

An employer has been found liable for a worker's psych injury because it "blindsided" him with a redundancy meeting shortly after he returned to work from long-term sick leave, during which he was induced to believe his job was secure.

FRI
3:58PM

Do you help or hinder workers with chronic conditions?

An excessive focus on preventing sick leave, and the absence of "preventive support", are common to interventions for workers with chronic conditions, according to researchers who say employers need to move away from reactive measures.

TUE
11:39AM

"Myth-busting" resource shows DV is a major WHS issue

Violence continues into the workplace for many workers experiencing domestic violence and it is time to challenge the "myth" that this is not a workplace issue, according to Diversity Council Australia and violence against women prevention organisation Our Watch.

WED
3:54PM

Injury accrual rights confirmed by follow-up judgment

A commission has reaffirmed that workers' compensation payments constitute "pay", as established in a recent important decision on the relationship between workers' comp arrangements and the accrual of annual and sick leave.

WED
11:45AM

Bullying and violence double odds of lengthy sick leave

Workers who experience workplace bullying and threats or acts of violence are up to twice as likely to have long spells of sick leave, researchers have found.

THU
3:59PM

High Court test applied in RTW, absence case

A tribunal has rejected claims that a worker, whose mental illness was aggravated by a return-to-work process, was not injured "in the course of employment" because he had not commenced any actual work.


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