Emergency-action policy didn't breach duty of care

A trial judge "set a standard of care well above that which was reasonable" when he ordered an employer to pay $650,000 in damages to a man who was hit by a train while intoxicated, the NSW Court of Appeal has found in quashing the decision.

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Review puts penalty rates, minimum wage, unfair dismissal at risk

The minimum wage, penalty rates, unfair dismissal, and a range of other workplace conditions will be put under the microscope this year, with the Productivity Commission yesterday revealing it is conducting a large-scale review of the industrial relations system.

In what will be seen as a huge concern for workers, the commission chairman Peter Harris told reporters that the review will open the way for significant changes to the current federal workplace laws.


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Trauma Support App To Help Rail Workers Stay OK

On Rail R U OK?Day, the Australian rail industry is taking a proactive approach to the emotional wellbeing of its 110,000 employees through the launch of its RailRes app. The app is designed to help employees manage their immediate responses to stress, and to help build their resilience.

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