In an important and much anticipated case, an appeals court has found a worker can't "combine" his impairments from a back injury and from being over-prescribed opioid medication to increase his lump sum payment.
A worker who offered a co-worker medication that he purportedly obtained "off the dark web", to help the co-worker stay awake, was rightly dismissed for supplying prescription drugs in the workplace, a commission has found.
A supervisor has become the second entity to be convicted and fined over a FIFO worker's drowning, after he pleaded guilty to failing to follow his employer's safety manual or provide safe access to the workplace.
Employers are increasingly scrutinising workers' out-of-hours conduct, but must ensure any resulting disciplinary measures aren't excessive, a commissioner has stressed in ordering the reinstatement of a worker who got drunk and vomited at a client's function.
A Qantas worker has, for the second time, failed to overturn his dismissal for "unintentionally" downing 14 standard drinks at a bar and collapsing before a shift, with a Fair Work Commission full bench finding intention is not a necessary element of misconduct warranting dismissal.
A new book focusing on stress, burnout and the high suicide rate among veterinarians has outlined a seven-module "coping and wellbeing program", which includes important lessons for all time-poor or socially isolated workers.