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Safety update

Occupational Health & Safety Amendment The Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Regulations 2014 (OHS Amendment Regulations) come into effect on 1 July 2014. The Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) has produced a fact sheet regarding these new amendments. The VWA notes that these amendments will improve the workability of the regulations and reduce compliance costs for business without reducing safety standards. Amendments…

Harassment compensation

A recent decision by a full bench of the Federal Court of Australia (Court) has significantly altered the traditional amount of compensation payable to an employee who has been the subject of a sexual harassment claim. In the first instance the Court found that the employee should be provided with compensation of $18,000.00.  However, the employee appealed the decision; in…