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Employment Law Essentials – It’s not over till it’s over: Ramifications of unfair dismissal proceedings

In part one and part two of our Employment Essentials Series we discussed procedural aspects of termination and the need for substantive fairness.  In this third instalment we will discuss the various outcomes and ramifications for employers if they fail to settle an unfair dismissal claim before proceeding to a formal hearing and the potential fallout…See More
May 16
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May 12
2 blog posts by Shane Koelmeyer were featured
May 10
A blog post by Shane Koelmeyer was featured

System Alert: Why businesses should have compliant employment and payroll processes

Recenty, MAdE Establishment Group (the Group) and its celebrity chef director and founder went public with a mea culpa that it underpaid the wages of at least 162 employees across its Melbourne restaurants.The Group issued the public apology to employees for the underpayments which relate to the calculation of overtime rates and the incorrect classification of employees under the Modern Award for the past six years. The employees have since been repaid up to a total of $2.6 million.In 2015, the…See More
May 9
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Salli Browning liked Shane Koelmeyer's blog post Employment Law Essentials – What is “Procedural Fairness”?
Apr 13
A blog post by Shane Koelmeyer was featured

Missed the train: Employer fined 250k for failing to provide training to work experience student

You have spent time, money and resources to hire the best candidate for the job and you cannot wait for them to get into their role.  Before they start, your new worker needs to be trained, especially in workplace health and safety (WHS).Employers need to ensure that all workers are trained and understand the WHS policies and procedures. For example, when it comes to working with machinery, workers must be trained to assess the possible risks before, during and after operating machinery and be…See More
Apr 10
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2 blog posts by Shane Koelmeyer were featured
Mar 31
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Mar 31
A blog post by Shane Koelmeyer was featured

Distraction reaction: Site operator shares liability with negligent heavy machinery operator distracted by mobile phone call

A site operator has been ordered to share the damages bill with a negligent worker and subcontractor employer after the ACT Supreme Court found that the site operator’s safety rules and practices were deficient.In 2012, Huon Contractors Pty Ltd (Huon) conducted work on a subdivision development in the ACT.  Huon had engaged numerous subcontractors to work at its site, including a worker from a subcontracting firm called Kuna Contractors Pty Limited (Kuna) and an individual subcontractor who was…See More
Mar 30
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Distraction reaction: Site operator shares liability with negligent heavy machinery operator distracted by mobile phone call

A site operator has been ordered to share the damages bill with a negligent worker and subcontractor employer after the ACT Supreme Court found that the site operator’s safety rules and practices were deficient.In 2012, Huon Contractors Pty Ltd (Huon) conducted work on a subdivision development in the ACT.  Huon had engaged numerous subcontractors to work at its site, including a worker from a subcontracting firm called Kuna Contractors Pty Limited (Kuna) and an individual subcontractor who was…See More
Mar 29

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What would you like to share about yourself?
Experienced Workplace Relations Lawyer specialising in representing & advising Employers from small business to international companies.
Workplace Law is a boutique law firm specialising in all aspects of workplace relations in the areas of Industrial Relations, WHS, Change Management & Workers Compensation for Employers
Company website/blog
http://www.workplacelaw.com.au
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Industrial Relations, Employee Engagement, WHS, Performance Management, Workers Compensation for Employers
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Referrals between friends

Shane Koelmeyer's Blog

Once upon a trolley – The cautionary tale of trolley collectors and supermarket supply chains

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 15:47 0 Comments

The plight of trolley collectors has been a focus of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) for many years, and the Australian Industrial Relations Commission before that.

In 2011, the FWO shifted its focus to the end users of the trolley collecting supply chain – big supermarkets. The FWO raised its supply chain concerns with Coles noting that Coles’…

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Think before you click: Email and IT policies

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 15:45 0 Comments

The internet and email are essential tools for most businesses. Email makes correspondence and transactions simple and efficient, but it is also easy to send the wrong email to the wrong recipient!

Employer provided IT, internet and email services are prone to abuse and misuse by employees, sometimes deliberately and other times not. To guard against…

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Witness for the prosecution: Prosecutions under the WHS Act

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 13:01 0 Comments

In our last instalment of our three part blog series we will focus on the most extreme form of enforcement under the Model Work Health and Safety Act, prosecutions.  

Prosecutions can only be brought by certain parties as set out under section 230 of the Model Work Health and Safety Act (Model WHS Act).  If the Court finds that obligations…

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The Undertaker: Enforceable Undertakings under the WHS Act

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 12:28 0 Comments

In part one of our three part series we discussed improvement and prohibition notices under the Model Work Health and Safety Act.  In this second part we will focus on enforceable (or WHS) undertakings. 

An enforceable undertaking is an agreement between an organisation and…

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