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Messy gym floor leads to over $550,000 in compensation pay-out

Messy gym floor Case: Powell v JFIT Holdings Pty Ltd t/as New Dimensions Health and Fitness Centre [2020] NSWDC 264 Date of judgement: 4 June 2020 Background On the 4th February 2016, a fit and healthy 42-year-old Ms Powell attended her usual gym to find weights littered around the gym floor. Ms Powell had to

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JOBKEEPER EXTENDED: How can this assist churches and not-for-profits struggling financially?

Jobkeeper Extended On the 21st of July 2020, the government announced proposed changes to the JobKeeper Scheme in exercising its power under section 20 of the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Rules 2020. The proposed changes are to extend JobKeeper until 28 March 2021 for businesses and organisations that continue to be affected by

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Stealing, Robbery, Burglary: What is the difference?

I am sure you have seen the headlines that appear in the news every few days about a store being robbed, cars being stolen, or homes being broken into. Whilst these offences may overlap or share some common characteristics, stealing, robbery and burglary are different offences under the Queensland Criminal Code. This article explains the

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Repetitive Strain Injury

What is repetitive strain injury? A repetitive strain injury is a term used to describe an injury sustained over a period of time as a result of repetitive overuse. This causes inflammation and damage to soft tissues such as muscles, tendons and nerves overtime. This is most common amongst employments that require repetitive manual labour

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Sorry Not Sorry! Employer Protection for Apologies and Expressions of Regret

The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) establishes a workers’ compensation scheme for Queensland – providing benefits for workers who sustain an injury in their employment. The Act outlines employers’ obligation to be covered against liability for compensation and damages either under a WorkCover insurance policy or under a licence as a self-insurer.[1]

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