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Apr 13
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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
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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
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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
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Mhairi Dunbar liked Shane Koelmeyer's blog post In the heat of the meeting: Can a resignation given in a heated moment be accepted?
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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

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

Posted on April 6, 2017 at 16:51 0 Comments

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…

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Quality assurance: Why employees must be qualified for the tasks they perform

Posted on April 6, 2017 at 16:00 0 Comments

Employers should not underestimate the importance of investing in workplace health and safety, including training for employees as well as ensuring that new hires or those promoted are qualified to perform the tasks of their new role.



Case Study 1…

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Employment Law Essentials – What is “Procedural Fairness”?

Posted on April 6, 2017 at 15:30 0 Comments

Whether the termination of an employee’s employment was procedurally fair or unfair forms the basis of the unfair dismissal jurisdiction under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act). Employers can often put themselves at risk of unfair dismissal claims when procedural fairness is not provided to employees during disciplinary action and / or the termination process.…

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Take it from the top: Charities under scrutiny in wake of class actions and FWO inquiry

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 9:16 0 Comments

It is quite common to be walking on a busy street or in a shopping centre and be approached by someone asking for a donation for a specific charity.  Have you ever wondered about how much these “fundraisers” are being paid?  Well, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has.

Since October 2016, the FWO has conducted investigations as part of its Inquiry…

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