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Information of interest to our Clients and for the industry

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 …
Approximately $543 million is paid in workers’ compensation claims for work-related mental health conditions each year in Australia, comprising nearly …
It’s a pretty straight-forward formula: healthier employees = higher productivity + less sick days + reduced stress + better morale. …
R U OK? Day is a powerful mental health awareness initiative which encourages and empowers people to have conversations with …
Our Senior Injury Management Specialist Diana Hurst takes you through the difference between Fitness for Work Assessments and a standard …
Our Senior Injury Management Specialist Diana Hurst guides you through our most common questions regarding Workers Compensation claims.
There’s no doubt that we’ve all experienced a high level of stress at some point in our working life. For …
It’s pretty obvious that having a healthy work-life balance is good for mental health and stimulation, but new research shows …
Sarah* was into her third year working for a major Australian news publisher, was head of a small team and …
When we talk about poor mental health, it’s easy to think of personal problems like family and relationship issues, financial …
Drug and alcohol use at work is becoming more prevalent than ever, with a staggering number of related workplace accidents …
Have you heard about the Cannon versus Poultry Harvesting case? Here’s a bit of background. Ms Cannon was employed by …