Older workforce will increase OHS costs, says legal expert

Reported by Haydee | 10 Feb, 2012

Older workforce could open up employers to a range of potential compensation lawsuits. This is according to M+K Lawyers principal Andrew Douglas who said that the increase in the number of older workers in Australia is actually a legal liability. ‚ÄúThis is going to become much more of an issue over the next few years, …

Volunteer organisations may have to cut back on services due to new health and safety laws

Reported by Haydee | 18 Jan, 2012

Some organisations with volunteer workers are worried that they will have to cut back on their services because of the new OHS laws. Under the OHS laws, volunteers are now considered as workers and organisations claim that this new law will cost them more money. ABC News reports that latest figures from the Australian Bureau …