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The KHQ Workplace Relations and Occupational Health & Safety team would love to have you join us on 7 June 2017 for a free breakfast seminar on Contractor Management under WHS laws. We are honoured to present this seminar with leading Victorian OHS barrister Step...

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The long awaited onboarding of the WHS model legislation in Western Australia may be closer to reality with the new Western Australian Labor Government in power. Major developments proposed to WHS laws in WA as set out in the WA Labor 2015 state platform include: a ...

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By Michael Cochrane & Jack Stuk ATO disallows overtime meal deduction and imposes penalties (Kael v ATO) Mr Kael (K) claimed as tax deductions, overtime meal expenses for two (2) years during which K worked on building sites during the day, with paperwork performed at n...

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On 14 December 2016, the highest safety fine for a single OHS offence in Victoria was delivered to Toll Transport in the County Court of Victoria. It involved Toll’s shipping service at Webb Dock in Port Melbourne.  Background In 2014, a Toll stevedore was run ov...

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A truck driver has won back his job after being dismissed for misconduct which included making lewd, crude, sexist and Islamophobic comments – here is the decision in Goodall v Mt Arthur Coal Pty Ltd T/A Mt Arthur Coal [2016] FWC 4129. What happened? Goodall was...

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The NSW Supreme Court has again re-affirmed that gardening leave periods will be considered in assessing the overall reasonableness of post-employment restraints.  In DP World Sydney Ltd v Guy [2016] NSWSC 1072, Justice White held that a restraint period of 3 months, whic...

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A recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) case has served as a reminder of what employers should not do when they are concerned that an employee can’t fulfil the inherent requirements of their job. Background In Rodney Billett v West Coast Council [2016] FWC 4252, 51&n...

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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) is required to conduct a 4 Yearly Modern Award Review (Review), and whilst this process is still occurring, the FWC has released a number of key changes as part of its Review which will impact on many major industries such as construction, manufactu...

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UPDATED: CHANGE OF VENUE! We are pleased to say that due to the fantastic interest in the event, we have moved it to a larger venue - the RACV Club.  (NB: Same date and time, but just at a different place). Where: RACV Club, Level 2, 501 Bourke St, Melbou...

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