15 January 2018
2018 is set to be a big year. Now is the time to ensure that your organisation is best placed to make the most of the year and take advantage of the many exciting opportunities.
Our top tips will help you start the year strong and position your organisation for a successful year ahead.
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11 December 2017
The Grenfell Tower tragedy involved a 24-story building that had recently been refurbished with flammable aluminium composite panels (ACPs) to improve how it looked. Following this tragedy, the WA Building Commission (the commission) extended its audit of ACPs to include high-rise buildings with high-risk cladding. In a recent update, the commission has found 214 buildings that need to have their cladding checked.
29 November 2017
Poor form? Worker denied compensation when she sustained injury while completing paperwork on her day off
The District Court has found that a nurse was not in the course of her employment when she attended her workplace on her day off to complete a work related form. Find out how this decision will narrow the scope of employers’ liability.
Author: Alex Lustig
24 November 2017
Worksafe WA has released an announcement about its proactive inspection program of the State’s accommodation sector, which was undertaken throughout the 2016/2017 financial year in Perth and regional areas.
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12 October 2017
The Supreme Court of Victoria has awarded a senior accountant over $420,000 in damages for the repudiation of his employment contract by accountancy firm, Crowe Horwath Australia.
Mr Loone was employed as a long standing senior employee at Crowe Horwath. He was the Managing Principle of its Launceston office from 2012 until his employment ended in July 2016.
Author: Renae Harding
9 October 2017
8 October 2017
AGM season is well and truly upon us and, if you haven’t already, it’s time to start planning.
Learn the basics of an AGM – When? Where? Who? Why? What?
30 August 2017
Intellectual property, confidential information, clients and employees are among your company’s most valuable assets. Have you put in place measures to protect these assets?
Author: Renae Harding
26 July 2017
The McGowan government has announced it intends to “modernise and consolidate” Western Australia’s workplace safety and health legislation. It will do this by creating a new Work Health and Safety Bill that consolidates the three primary pieces of current safety legislation in WA, being the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984, the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994, and the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Safety Levies Act 2011.
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11 July 2017
After much debate as to its operation, Section 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 (NSW) (Section 6) has now been repealed and replaced by the Civil Liability (Third Party Claims Against Insurers) Act 2017 (NSW). The new legislation abolishes the problematic “charge” over insurance monies and brings clarity to third party claimant proceedings brought directly against insurers.
Author: Stefan Sudweeks