Workers Compensation from an Employer’s Point of View

Workers Compensation from an Employer’s Point of View

Workers compensation and the requirements of you the employer An employer cannot dismiss an employee because of an injury or disability arising from work. Your worker has an obligation to notify you of the injury as soon as it happens, and you as the employer are...
Managing Workplace Injuries and Workers Compensation

Managing Workplace Injuries and Workers Compensation

Workplace Injuries and Taking Leave Employees who are injured at work have access to ten days of paid ‘personal/carer’s leave’, which can be taken by anyone who is unwell for work because of an illness or injury. This leave does not usually accrue from year to year....
Can you dismiss an employee because they are injured?

Can you dismiss an employee because they are injured?

Employers who want to dismiss injured employees are confronted with a confusing spaghetti bowl of regulations that often trip up even the most experienced human resources advisers. This article helps you to untangle the overlapping laws and provides some key...
Workers Compensation: What’s an ‘Injury’?

Workers Compensation: What’s an ‘Injury’?

The High Court handed down its decision in Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission v May [2016] HCA 19 earlier this week. The decision clarifies the meaning of ‘injury’ under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) (SRC Act). The facts...