National OH&S Harmonisation

National workplace health and safety harmonisation

There was a concerted effort to try and harmonise safety laws across Australia before 1 January 2012. However, this was not entirely successful and differences remain between safety regimes in the various States and Territories.

Industrial Action

What is industrial action?

Industrial action can take a number of forms - including strikes, stoppages, work bans and lock-outs. It is always preferable for employers and employees to attempt to settle workplace disputes without resorting to industrial action.

Adverse Action

What is ‘adverse action’?

It is against the law for an employer to take adverse action against an employee for a prohibited reason. Adverse action is any action which alters the employee to their prejudice, causes real detriment or harm or results in dismissal.

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