Workplace Health and Safety
Safe Work Australia is undertaking an examination and report on the content and operation of the model WHS Act.
For recent developments and trends in safety, click here and see our latest Safety snapshot.
Certain employers operating in Korea are required to have a Labor Management Council (LMC). The purpose of the LMC is to promote harmonious relations between companies and their employees by providing a consultative body utilised by both employees and the … Continue reading
The Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (the Bill) was introduced into Queensland Parliament yesterday to amend the Heavy Vehicle National Law Act 2012 (Qld) (the Act). A copy of the Bill can be found here. … Continue reading
Workplace health and safety laws can often be confusing and the consequences of a breach can be significant. This month our team looks at whether there are penalties and offences under workplace health and safety law which can be imposed … Continue reading
An independent review of mental health at work, commissioned by the Prime Minister, has been published. The Stevenson/Farmer review calls on employers to adopt six mental health core standards covering mental health at work plans, employee awareness and open communication, … Continue reading
UK: ECJ ruling on breastfeeding risk assessments, Acas pregnancy/maternity guidance, and bereavement leave bill
In the Spanish case Ramos v Servicio Galego de Saude, the ECJ has ruled that it is insufficient for an employer to carry out only a general risk assessment where a breastfeeding worker’s role poses a potential risk to the … Continue reading
With a heightened awareness of officers’ WHS due diligence obligations, there is a risk the lines between governance at the board level and management at the executive level are blurred – which is potentially bad for safety. Steve Bell and … Continue reading
For recent developments and trends in safety, click here and see our latest quarterly Safety Snapshot.
This briefing summarises the Macron reforms to consolidate works councils and other employee representative bodies, through the ordonnance on “the new organisation of social and economic dialogue and encouraging the exercise and importance of trade union responsibilities”.