Mark Stone's update
VECCI welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s recent announcement of a further $305 million, in addition to the $2.1 billion previously announced, in net red tape reduction measures that will be of great benefit to Victorian business.
Highlights for business include:
The Full Federal Court has upheld a decision to quash the reinstatement of a ferry master sacked for returning a positive cannabis test after a crash, in a significant finding that supports his employer’s move to dismiss him in light of its zero tolerance drug policy.
Working from home, also known as teleworking, is now a common practice. When establishing such flexible working arrangements, it is important that employers understand that occupational health and safety (OHS) and workers compensation obligations that apply in the workplace also apply in...