“The law gives some guidance though. It says it’s never reasonable to apply force to a child’s head or neck (except where the force applied is ‘negligble’) or to apply any force that causes harm for more than a short period. Obviously it’s best not to smack your child but if you feel that it’s necessary to change their behavior, be mindful of the law and don’t overstep the mark.”
so unless a home owner has Liability insurance, they are putting their property and their assets at risk every time a tradesman visits, even if the tradesman has their own insurance.
While the objects of the NALL are supported its methodology is indiscriminate, inefficient and unfair and in light of all the matters raised above, there is a clear need for it to be reviewed and reformed.
Even though Mr Starr won his job back, social media savvy employees should not take comfort from the decision. The Commission has not given free licence to express all views unrestrained. For employers, avoiding these uncertainties begins with good preventative measures like a clear social media policy and regular training on appropriate behaviours.
The Federal Court has declared that Europcar Australia’s 2013 standard rental agreement contained a number of unfair terms and that it had made false and misleading representations about consumers’ liability in the event of vehicle damage.
Employers often find that they need to direct an employee to undergo a medical assessment, in order to be satisfied that the employee can return to work or resume specific duties associated with their position.
However, it is almost as common for employers to find themselves exposed to a raft of claims by the employee or their union following such a direction, including general protections and discrimination claims.
The lesson to take away is that employers should proceed with caution until this area of law is settled, and in the meantime, if criminal proceedings are not finalised, due consideration should be given as to whether or not it is open to re-deploy the employee to another area before considering terminating their employment.
If you were served with a subpoena to produce documents to Court, would you know what to do and how to respond to it?
Despite relatively minor underpayments of approximately $18,000 among other breaches, the companies were ordered to pay $160,000 in penalties. Significantly, the sole director was also ordered to personally pay a $35,000 penalty.
“‘The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all
the forces of the Crown. It may be frail – its roof may
shake – the wind may blow through it – the storm may
enter – the rain may enter – but the King of England cannot
enter – all his force dares not cross the threshold of the
ruined tenement.’ So be it – unless he has justification