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health safety and wellbeing

Managing the performance of employees with mental health issues

Two of the Victorian Chamber’s experts come together to discuss how to manage a situation where an employee may be underperforming due to poor mental health and what steps can be taken.

30 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

How safe is your workplace? Find out with the free OHS Essentials Program

Need workplace safety advice for your small business? WorkSafe’s free OHS Essentials Program offers small businesses confidential, personalised and expert advice in improving workplace safety.

29 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Building a digital safety management system has never been easier

The world has gone digital - whether it be shopping, banking, or ordering food. If technology has progressed this far, why are safety management tools lagging so far behind?

28 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Planning a return to the office and anticipating employee reluctance?

While workers may argue there is ample evidence to support continued remote working arrangements, government health directions are no longer recommending working from home where ‘reasonably practicable,’ subject to density limits.

27 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Hasty and inadequate HR process rendered dismissal unfair

The Fair Work Commission has deemed a mining company’s human resources disciplinary process ‘inadequate’ after a show cause letter was issued before an investigation was complete.

26 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Childcare teacher dismissed after refusing flu vaccine

The Fair Work Commission has upheld a business’ decision to fire an employee who refused a free flu vaccine, but has rejected that the failure to be vaccinated impacted her ability to perform her role.

22 April 2021

workplace relations

FWC decision reminds businesses to follow proper dismissal process

Despite a business citing several reasons for dismissing a casual employee during a lockdown period, the Fair Work Commission says the business’ conduct was "harsh, unjust, and unreasonable”.

15 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

The work-related factors that matter most to Victorian employees

While every business faces different challenges, a pulse check survey of Victorian employees has shone a light on where Victorian employers perform well, and where improvements can be made.

13 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Why a train driver was fired after leaving his boss a voicemail

While operating a train travelling at 21 kilometres per hour, an employee called his boss to ask for a day off. What he didn’t realise at the time, he just gave his employer grounds for dismissal.

07 April 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work grants employee a 45-day extension to lodge claim

Finding an employee was ‘not well served' by his lawyers, the Fair Work Commission has allowed an unfair dismissal claim to be lodged more than two months after being fired.

30 March 2021

economy

Breaking the skills shortage barrier for Australian businesses

An interim report has made several business-friendly recommendations which aim to expand the Skilled Migration Program and improve flexibility for employers to take advantage.

26 March 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Supporting young workers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic

EML and the Victorian Chamber have partnered since 2016 to promote the health and safety of young workers. In a challenging landscape, young workers need our support now more than ever.

25 March 2021

federal government

Federal Parliament pass historic changes to Fair Work Act

Amendments to the Fair Work Act have passed both houses of Federal Parliament, bringing significant changes for the rights of casual workers and the businesses who employ them.

23 March 2021

health safety and wellbeing

The invisible hazard at every workplace and how to address it

While identifying ‘traditional’ risks such as slip, trip and fall hazards is a relatively straightforward task, how can your business apply the same process to mental health?

19 March 2021

workplace relations

Worker who was forced to choose employer goes to FWC

When the government announced aged care workers could only work at one site during the pandemic, workers were forced to choose. But does that mean they have ‘resigned’?

18 March 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Why your business needs to talk about domestic and family violence

Domestic and family violence is one of the most serious and urgent challenges confronting modern Australian society. Your workplace must know how to manage a situation if it arises.

16 March 2021


health safety and wellbeing

Managing the performance of employees with mental health issues

30 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

How safe is your workplace? Find out with the free OHS Essentials Program

29 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Building a digital safety management system has never been easier

28 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Planning a return to the office and anticipating employee reluctance?

27 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Hasty and inadequate HR process rendered dismissal unfair

26 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Childcare teacher dismissed after refusing flu vaccine

22 April 2021

workplace relations

FWC decision reminds businesses to follow proper dismissal process

15 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

The work-related factors that matter most to Victorian employees

13 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Why a train driver was fired after leaving his boss a voicemail

07 April 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work grants employee a 45-day extension to lodge claim

30 March 2021

economy

Breaking the skills shortage barrier for Australian businesses

26 March 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Supporting young workers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic

25 March 2021

federal government

Federal Parliament pass historic changes to Fair Work Act

23 March 2021

health safety and wellbeing

The invisible hazard at every workplace and how to address it

19 March 2021

workplace relations

Worker who was forced to choose employer goes to FWC

18 March 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Why your business needs to talk about domestic and family violence

16 March 2021