Authors: Katherine Morris, Michael McCrea

Introduction

A recent decision of the District Court of New South Wales has clarified the content, nature and extent of an officer’s duty to exercise due diligence in relation to safety matters under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) (WHS Act).

Persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU)

This article was co-authored with Anastasia Gravas and Yasmine Sahihi.

On 23 April 2024, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted to ban non-compete clauses, which prevent a worker from seeking or accepting new employment within an industry after the termination of their employment. The ruling, while already subject to legal challenge, stands as

By: Nicki Milionis and Michael McCrae with thanks to Yasmine Sahihi and Amy Moore for their contributions

Victoria’s first industrial manslaughter decision pursuant to section 39G of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (OHS Act) was handed down in the Supreme Court recently in R v LH Holding Management Pty Ltd

This article was co-authored with Millie Jones.

As mentioned in our article when the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes Bill 2023 (Bill) was introduced to Parliament in September 2023, Australia is set for further industrial relations reform – albeit in a slimmed down manner for the moment.

The Government decided to split

This article was co-authored with Jessica Kamleh, Phina Conroy and Michael Wilson.

In late 2022, new provisions were included in the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) (SD Act) to impose a positive duty on employers and persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) to take reasonable and proportionate measures to eliminate, as far as possible

This article was co-authored with Jessica Kamleh, Phina Conroy and Michael Wilson.

In late 2022, new provisions were included in the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) (SD Act) to impose a positive duty on employers and persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) to take reasonable and proportionate measures to eliminate, as far as possible

This article was co-authored by Hattie Wilson

In recent years, evidence of the link between concussions and repeated head trauma sustained in contact sports, and the short and long-term impacts of such injuries on an individual’s health, has gained increasing awareness and concern, both in Australia and internationally.

Consequently, on 1 December 2022, the Senate

This article was co-authored with Kate Green and Rachael Lee.

Amidst an exponential increase in wage theft and pay compliance matters, the proliferation of underpayment proceedings in recent years has created complexity as employers face a hotbed of often overlapping and competing claims from employees, unions, third party funders and the Fair Work Ombudsman (the