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Information of interest to our Clients and for the industry

The Australian Government has just released the National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2019, which has revealed some interesting new trends …
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides employers with a positive and proactive means of assisting employees who may be struggling …
Different industries all take different approaches to safety management systems. Whether you’re a small to medium sized business or a …
One in two workers still feel uncomfortable about returning to the workplace As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease around Australia, …
The world of work today looks nothing like that of yesterday.  The COVID-19 crisis has bought some companies almost to …
Stress-related workers’ compensation claims have doubled in recent years in Australia, resulting in $146M in compensation claims annually.  With many …
Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing has been relatively common in industries such as mining, construction, transport and logistics in Australia.  …
Drug and alcohol misuse represents a significant hazard to the health and safety of employees, contractors, visitors and others impacted …
We’ve heard about hundreds of cases in Australia where an employer is legally prosecuted for discrimination against a potential employee, …
Last month we looked at urine testing in the workplace, the advantages of implementing it as a preferred method of …
Workplace Health and Safety legislation in Australia requires employers to provide a safe work environment that protects worker’s physical and …
Drug testing in the workplace is a common practice, particularly within high-risk industries who are at a greater risk of …
Despite the physical and financial risk of workplace injuries, when managed correctly, employee injuries can be a positive experience for …
Mental health in the workplace is fast becoming an important issue for managers and supervisors, and can be a challenging  …
The devastating bushfires around Australia are not only significantly impacting communities across the country, but should be an important reminder …
When hiring new employees, employers often put themselves at risk of discrimination, either advertently or inadvertently and despite the best …
We’ve previously covered the biggest pitfalls in workplace drug and alcohol testing policies, but even when your Drug and Alcohol …
They don’t call it the ‘silly-season’ for nothing; employees get too drunk, verbally abuse their boss, kiss their colleagues uninvited, …
Christmas is usually a happy time of year. But it’s also a busy time of year and can be especially …
No matter the industry, business size or insurance type, all employers have an obligation to support any person who is …
Reasonable performance management of staff, conducted in a rational and constructive manner is not workplace bullying. Unfortunately however, for many …
The statistics are proof: work, wellbeing and general health are mutually beneficial. But a common belief among injured workers (and …