New National laws have commenced amending unpaid parental leave entitlements for parents of stillborn babies and babies requiring hospitalisation.
Victoria has introduced changes to staffing requirements and certain nurse to patient and midwife to patient ratios on specified shifts in certain wards.
We review Australian Securities and Investments Commission v King  HCA 4, a decision that provided long-awaited clarification of the meaning of an ‘officer’ under the Corporations Act.
Regulations introduced in NSW have provided a new exemption to working with children checks, permitting persons to work with children while their application is pending where certain requirements are met.
Given the employment law considerations peculiar to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, our solicitor, Ben Schwarer, summarises in this article some of the options available to the many health sector organisations whose operations have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and who may need to take action to ensure the viability of their business.
The recently passed Human Rights Act imposes new obligations on prescribed public entities to ensure that human rights are considered during their decision-making process. Read on to find out if these apply to your organisation.