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Did the Deed Discriminate? – Short facts about Discrimination law in Australia

Modern approaches to discrimination acknowledge that people are legally entitled to equitable treatment.
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Discrimination Policies – Implementation is as important as Intent

Discrimination and harassment are currently under a worldwide spotlight and a significant issue with workplaces and service delivery organisations, including education providers
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Modern Slavery: the implications for your business

NSW has passed the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) (the NSW Act) and the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) (the Cth Bill) has passed the House of Representatives and will now go before the Senate.  
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When can the unqualified be qualified? Non-lawyers engaging in legal practice - when is it OK and when is the law broken

Only lawyers can provide legal advice, but anyone can provide legal information. When thinking of the difference, you might ask your friend or colleague to provide information about a serious illness; however you would seek out a qualified medical professional in relation to its treatment.
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HR managers personal assets are on the line - The fears are real and getting worse

In today’s Australian workplace relations climate, there is genuine potential for HR professionals to be personally liable to pay money where claims are successful.
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122 Modern Awards - a confusing maze for business

The Fair Work Ombudsman is vigorously prosecuting employers for breaches of awards and the Federal Court are making orders for very significant civil penalties where breaches are established.
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The duty is mine and yours: managing fatigue in mining

Mining employers have far reaching WHS responsibilities when it comes to contractors and employees. It is essential that employers consider all possible risks and build a strong management plan around them to avoid any liability. This extends to managing the risk factors and causes of fatigue, which is a major contributing factor to incidents in the mining industry. Fatigue is a state of exhaustion caused by physical or mental exertion.
  • 29 Mar 2017

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