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The Importance of Workplace Consultation
Thursday 21 March 2024 / by Daniel Iminjan, Holman Webb Lawyers posted in Workplace Relations Workplace Injury Workplace Health and Safety Construction Labour Hire

A labour hire provider in NSW was recently ordered to pay a fine of $82,500 after one of its workers sustained injuries at a client's worksite. This article contains a summary of the case, including a summary of the duties owed by employers to their workers under the WHS Act. The case highlights the need for employers to work closely with workers, clients and other duty holders under the WHS Act to eliminate or respond to workplace risks. 

Closing Loopholes Bill Passes House of Representatives

The Fair Work Legislative Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 has been split, with the first part of the Bill passing the Senate this afternoon. The remaining section that passed through the House of Representatives last week will proceed to the Senate in early 2024. To assist employers prepare for the proposed changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (‘the Act’) Holman Webb has highlighted the key amendments (from a total of over 80 proposed changes), which will likely have the greatest impact.

Parkes v Mt Owen Pty Ltd & Anor [2022] NSWSC 909 – Is a Host Employer Vicariously Liable for the Negligence of a Labour Hire Employee Causing Injury to Another Labour Hire Employee?

This article highlights the 7 July 2022 decision of the Supreme Court of NSW in Parkes v Mt Owen Pty Ltd & Anor [2022] NSWSC 909, which affirms the principle that vicarious liability is not dependent on contractual arrangements, but rather on a question of fact.

Insurance Webinar Recording: 2020 – A Year in Review

Click through to watch Holman Webb's first Insurance webinar of the year: 2020 - A Year in Review.

Presented by national insurance group leader John Van de Poll, this 50 minute webinar discussed a wide range of interesting and important insurance matters from 2020.

Discussion topics include:

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