Workplace Injury Penalties to Change in WA

Workplace Injury Penalties to Change in WA

Penalties for workplace safety offences are set to increase in WA to bring the state in-line with the rest of the country. These changes will be brought into effect before the new Work Health and Safety Act that is due to be introduced in WA in 2019. So, how do these...
New Work Health and Safety Bill for WA

New Work Health and Safety Bill for WA

Parliament has given the green light to the development of a new Work Health and Safety bill in WA. This new bill will bring WA into alignment with the rest of the country (minus Victoria). It will be based on the National Work Health and Safety Act, allowing for...
Injuries Outside the Workplace

Injuries Outside the Workplace

Many small business owners are aware of their responsibilities with workers compensation, however what happens when the injury occurs outside of the workplace? Here are some things to keep in mind if an employee injures themselves but still wants to work. As an...
5 HR Issues Facing Farming Today

5 HR Issues Facing Farming Today

WA has an ever-expanding farming industry, with plenty of open space to really expand and grow a small business. Here are the five top HR issues facing the farming industry today and how to deal with them. Skill development – many casual employees that come to work on...
Winter is Coming – Cold and Flu Season

Winter is Coming – Cold and Flu Season

Winter is fast approaching, and with it comes cold and flu season. This can be particularly detrimental to a small business, especially if multiple employees are sick at the same time. Here are some things to keep in mind when employees take sick leave. Review your...
Domestic Violence Leave

Domestic Violence Leave

After much debate, Fair Work Commission Vice President Watson has recently revealed his decision that domestic violence leave should not be included in modern awards. He decided the leave should not be included because: It is a form of leave that can be taken without...

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