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  1. Indemnity for Fines? That is not ‘Fine’: New Victorian Laws Pass Penalties for Unsafe Workplaces Directly to Employers

    11 October 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    Recent amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (OH&S Act) immediately void any term of an insurance contract or arrangement which indemnifies a person or entity for a penalty imposed for a breach of the OH&S Act regardless of whether a prosecution is on foot, when the policy...

  2. Employer fails to have employee medical records produced when defending stop bullying application

    7 October 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Fair Work Commission has refused to grant an order requiring an employee’s doctor to hand over her medical records as it may have a “harmful impact” on her health and wellbeing.

  3. Mandatory Vaccines in the Workplace: Lawful & Reasonable Management Directions

    30 September 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    In our last insights, which you can find here and here we provided an overview of the things to take into consideration if you are either looking to introduce mandatory vaccinations in your business or are looking to comply with a mandatory vaccination direction issued by the government, whether...

  4. The Jab-Dilemma: Complying with Government Directives

    21 September 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The COVID-19 pandemic is raising several legal, moral and ethical dilemmas for governments, businesses and individuals to deal with.

  5. All you need to know about mandatory vaccinations

    8 September 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    As Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes increasingly available yet for the most part inoculation remains voluntary, the question of whether employers can mandate vaccinations as a pre-condition for working remains. This update will provide some insight into this much asked question as well...

  6. High Court resolves casual employees’ entitlements in landmark decision of Rossato

    16 August 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    In a highly awaited decision regarding casual employees’ entitlements, the High Court of Australia (HCA) has delivered its landmark decision overturning a Full Federal Court decision by denying Mr Rossato the ability to obtain benefits under the National Employment Standards (NES).

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