When it comes to claiming a compensation from an injury, one of the most pressing questions people ask is “how much compensation will I receive?”.… Read More »If Injured at Work or in a Road Accident, how much Compensation will I Receive?
If you’re like many business owners you might have walked the fine line between ascertaining correctly whether or not your contractor could be in fact… Read More »Employee or Contractor? How to Make Sure You Choose the Right One
On 13 August 2020, the High Court delivered a landmark decision in Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU & Ors  HCA 29 on the… Read More »The High Court has ‘Called it a Day’ in Relation to Personal Leave Accrual
An employee cannot bring an unfair dismissal in the case of a “genuine redundancy”. However, what if the employer has not considered the JobKeeper scheme… Read More »Employers Beware: Failure to consider JobKeeper may lead to unfair dismissal
Workers Compensation Commission confirms that Cannabis is a reasonably necessary treatment under section 60
KEY TAKE OUTS The developments in medicine have changed over the last few years. Medicinal cannabis once a forbidden treatment is now accepted and used… Read More »Workers Compensation Commission confirms that Cannabis is a reasonably necessary treatment under section 60
KEY TAKE OUTS: Employers can collect information from employees or visitors if it is necessary to minimise risk to others in relation to COVID-19. The… Read More »Can your Employer request information to assess COVID-19 risks?
KEY TAKE OUTS As we move though Covid19 we are seeing an increase in redundancies. So, what is a redundancy and what are the requirements.… Read More »Employment Law – A wave of Redundancies
KEY TAKE OUTS Over the years we have seen many changes in the Personal Injury area of law from Courts to Tribunals to Commissions. It… Read More »Personal Injury – A New Personal Injury Commission
KEY TAKE OUTS: Suffering an injury can place you in a tough position, you will be thinking who wants to hire someone who has suffered… Read More »Do I have to tell my prospective new employer about my previous claims or injuries?
KEY TAKE OUTS: If you are stood down, can you access your sick leave? Unions put in the good fight for the employees of Qantas,… Read More »Qantas wins landmark case on sick leave payments
The recent case of Workpac Pty v Rossato in the Full Court of the Federal Court found that a worker engaged on a casual basis… Read More »Employers Beware: Long term casuals may be able to claim entitlements
The FWC has the power to resolve disputes concerning the JobKeeper payment. In the case of McCreedy v Village Roadshow Theme Parks Pty Ltd (2020),… Read More »Can you be forced to take Annual Leave during Covid19?
KEY TAKE OUTS: A Public Liability Claim occurs when a person is injured due to the negligence of another party in a public space. Injuries… Read More »A Photo can Save Your Public Liability Claim
Income Protection Insurance is accessible to people who suffer from sickness or injury which prohibits them from working. In light of the recent COVID-19 developments,… Read More »Can I access my Income Protection Insurance with COVID-19?
COVID-19 has impacted and continues to impact the world as we know it. Day by day we learn more of its impact. We anticipate employers… Read More »Where does workers compensation fit in with COVID-19?
Australia now has more than 70 cases in NSW of Coronavirus and more than 130 cases Australia wide. What does that mean for employees and… Read More »COVID-19: Coronavirus and the workforce
KEY TAKE OUTS: Suffering an injury at work puts you in an emotional and stressful situation. The time off work, the emotional rollercoaster of uncertainty,… Read More »Did you know? Workers Compensation cases are fully funded by WIRO.