29/05/2015Workers Compensation

WorkCover NSW has announced reforms in workers’ compensation insurance for the 15,000 medium to large employers in NSW who employ over 2.6 million employees. The proposed reforms were prompted from WorkCover NSW wanting to improve its services to customers and stakeholders by reducing...

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28/04/2015Workers Compensation, Employee Issues, Legislation

Whilst the figures are a few years old now, a WorkSafe Australia study noted that in the 2008-09 financial year, the total combined economic cost for workers sickness and injury was estimated to be $60.6 billion, with $6.5 billion paid in workers compensation premiums. Whilst undoubtedly the vast...

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14/04/2015Workplace Stress, Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, Workers Compensation, Wage Rates, Franchising, Superannuation, Leave, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues, Legislation, Narcissism at Work, Safety, Performance Management, ER Essentials Archive, Awards

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16/08/2013Workplace Stress, Workers Compensation, Employee Issues, Performance Management

Here are a collection of articles we have written that are related to Stress Leave, and Workplace Bullying and Harrassment claims.

26/07/2013Employee Issues, Safety, Workers Compensation

With workplace bullying complaints on the rise, and imminent changes to the Fair Work Act allowing complaints to be dealt with at a Federal level, it is time for Australian businesses to get serious about prevention. And according to Steve Champion, Director of ER Strategies, the best prevention is to recognise workplace conflict and deal with it before it escalates into allegations of bullying or harassment.

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27/05/2013Workplace Stress, Workers Compensation, Employee Issues, Safety, Performance Management

Workplace conflict can sometimes spill over into allegations of bullying and harrassment. What steps can employers take to avoid conflict escalating to unhealthy levels? This article provides resources and ideas on proactively managing workplace conflict.

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08/05/2012Workers Compensation

It's probably just coincidence, but a number of our clients in recent months have raised their concerns about how their workers' compensation insurance provider hasn't handled a particular claim well, and this has cost the employer dearly, either in an employee's ongoing lost time from work, or by causing an increase in the employer's workers compensation premiums.

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