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Workplace Relations, Health & Safety News

Domestic Violence Orders – businesses make take reasonable steps to accommodate workers12 Sep

A recent decision of the Full Federal Court to uphold a 2015 decision of the Fair Work Commission highlights some of the practical difficulties employers may face when dealing with the impact of domestic violence orders in the workplace. more

FWO cracking down on employment conditions in the aged care and disability service industries – it's time to get your house in order!12 Sep

In November 2015 the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) commenced an audit campaign in the health care and social assistance industry (one of Australia’s largest employing industries). more

Pokémon player gets hit by a car – are employers liable?19 Jul

Faces buried in smartphones is a familiar site this week as people everywhere are engrossed in the task of capturing, battling and training Pokémon creatures as they pop up at locations around the globe. more

Industrial relations: Election result - tougher penalties and a stronger watchdog 13 Jul

So after a nail-biting fortnight, Bill Shorten has conceded the election and the Coalition have been returned to Government with Malcolm Turnbull remaining at the helm (at least for the time being). more

A true David and Goliath battle: how one employee can bring down your entire EBA 06 Jun

Last week’s decision by the Fair Work Commission to overturn the approval of the Coles Store Team Enterprise Agreement 2014 – 2017 shows that all it takes is one disadvantaged employee to bring down a whole agreement. more

Bullying in strata24 May

Workplace bullying continues to rise with the latest surveys indicating up to 40% of employees have experienced bullying at some point in their working lives. more

Start-ups often overlook human resources and employment issues03 May

Innovation and new business ideas have always been a strong part of Australia’s economy. more

Personal circumstances trump valid reason in controversial social media dismissal 13 Apr

Employee use of social media during their personal time has again come to the forefront as a result of a controversial decision of the Fair Work Commission to reinstate a Centrelink employee who referred to clients as “junkies” and spastics” in online chat forums. more

Hynes Legal listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia for 2015/2016 10 Apr

Hynes Legal is proud to announce that two of the firm’s team members have featured in The Best Lawyers in Australia for 2015/2016. more