Compliance & case law (623 items)

Webcast: HR liability under the WHS Act


The model Work Health and Safety laws now in force in most Australian jurisdictions place new duties on HR professionals, exposing them to areas of personal liability and other risks that can't be ignored. Watch this webcast to understand:

  • The extent of WHS duties for HR professionals under the model Act;
  • Who the law considers an "officer" and what their responsibilities entail;
  • Areas where HR professionals and other senior staff face personal liability risks;
  • Steps HR professionals can take to ensure decisions that affect safety are defensible;
  • HR's role in meeting consultation requirements to employees and others; and
  • Particular issues in relation to psychological injury risks.
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Podcast: Q&A - Managing "sickies" and other short-term absences

What steps can an employer take when a worker takes personal leave immediately after a performance management discussion? Can organisations ask employees with exhausted personal leave entitlements to see a doctor? Here, an employment lawyer answers these questions and more. » more »

Webcast: Tackling 'sickies' - Your rights and obligations


What are your options when an employee is sick after exhausting all leave entitlements? Have you ever been given a medical certificate that seems less than legit? Watch this webcast to understand how to manage personal leave in a legally sound way. » more »