Workplace Health and Safety
Currently, employers are in principle prohibited from causing employees to work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week. Subject to a Labour Management Agreement being entered into with a union consisting of more than half the … Continue reading
Labour policy in Singapore has long been handled collaboratively by the Government, employee unions and employers in what is known as the tripartism movement. This movement has now been formalised through the setting up of a corporate body, Tripartite Alliance … Continue reading
Welcome to Herbert Smith Freehills Health and Safety Frequency for April 2017, where we touch on legal developments in Australian health and safety from the last three months and give you some more personal insights into what we and our … Continue reading
Last week, the Victorian Government announced its intention to make a series of changes to different aspects of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Laws in Victoria. The changes were not widely publicised in advance, but may have a noticeable impact on … Continue reading
The Ministry of Manpower requires employers, workplace occupiers, and doctors to report workplace incidents where an employee, a self-employed person, or a member of the public dies, is injured or contracts a disease in certain circumstances. Is your company compliant?
In response to a recent spate of incidents involving employers covering up industrial accidents, proposed amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (Act) are currently being considered by the National Assembly. The proposed amendments will target anyone who engages … Continue reading
Employee carelessness is no defence to an employer's obligation to take all practicable steps to prevent against reasonably foreseeable risks in the workplace.
The Singapore District Court recently heard a claim by a former employee seeking further compensation to that already provided by his employer following a workplace injury. While the claim was dismissed, the case is a timely reminder for employers of … Continue reading
The Lam Pak Keung Case The recent decision of the Court of Appeal (CoA), in the case of Lam Pak Keung v Ip Tsz Keung & Others (the Lam Pak Keung case) [CACV 151/2015] serves as a useful reminder that … Continue reading
Australia: One size plaster cast does not fit all – Navigating the pitfalls of dismissing an injured or incapacitated worker
In brief Many employers will, at some point, be faced with the difficult task of terminating the employment of an employee who has been absent from work for some time and is no longer able to perform their job due … Continue reading