Christmas is the busiest time of year on the retail calendar. During the peak season, exorbitant pressure is put on retail businesses and their staff to plan for a significant increase in sales.
In August, we prepared an update on the new model Code of Practice: Managing psychosocial hazards at work, and explained why retailers should take note of the new Code. Since this update, NSW and QLD have introduced new workplace laws detailing employer duties to identify, prevent, and manage psychosocial risks. Similar laws are pending in VIC and are due to commence in early 2023.
On 16th August 2022, a hardware store pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the health and safety of its workers. The company’s sole director also pleaded guilty to failing to exercise due diligence.
On the 1st August, Safe Work Australia published its model Code of Practice: Managing psychosocial hazards at work. The Code follows a recommendation made by Marie Boland (Boland Report, 2018-2019) […]
“Every Victorian has the right to go to work and be treated with dignity, respect and fairness whatever their sex, gender or sexual orientation.” – Natalie Hutchins, Parliamentary Secretary for […]
Work-related violence and aggression (WVA) is a risk for those who work directly with the public. Retail is an industry that presents an increased risk of exposure to WVA. Acts […]
Falls from ladders have resulted in a number of significant and fatal injuries, even when working at low heights, across Australia. In 2018, a clothing store worker was awarded $235,000 […]
In light of recent severe storms and floods across the East Coast, it is now more important than ever to have your workplace emergency plan up-to-date and ready for implementation […]
Workplace vaccine mandates have become a contentious issue for businesses and workers in recent months. A recent decision handed down by the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC), […]
As Australians begin to unwind for holiday season, retailers and hospitality teams are ramping up operations and bringing on new staff to help with the influx of customers. We also […]