The Practicalities of New Zealand’s WHS Reform Plan

A Taskforce was established in 2012 by the NZ Minister of Labour to conduct an extensive and broad reaching investigation in to the current NZ work health and safety model. The findings, presented late in 2013, recommended fundamental and sustainable … Read MoreRead More

Agency work health and safety obligations for labour hire workers

Following on from my previous blog about compliance responsibility at a broad level, and Worksafe WA’s announcement late January of their intention to concentrate on the WHS/OSH of labour hire workers as a dedicated inspection program until the EOFY, it … Read MoreRead More

Don’t get complacent about your on-hired worker obligations

It’s 2014  and the process of hiring and people engagement where compliance is concerned has changed forever – it is relentless and a full time role in itself keeping yourself informed about changes to legislation, employee rights, and legal obligations, … Read MoreRead More

New Workplace Bullying Laws – What you need to know

Revised anti-bullying provisions and the Fair Work Commission jurisdictions will commence on 1 January 2014. While there is still some confusion about the likely impact, it is clear there will be a significant period of trial and error, with possible … Read MoreRead More

THE TELEWORKING TRAIN HAS LEFT THE STATION

It’s the latest phenomenon. Call it what you will – teleworking, e-work, remote work, telecommunicating, mobile working, telecommuting, working from home, digital work, home-based work. It is the concept that is doing the rounds of business, government, the courts, the … Read More

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