Issue 34, 2018

Thursday, 1 February 2018
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Newsletters -
Coal dust: more than just black lung In late 2015, Queensland was rocked by news of the re-emergence of black lung, a disease that was wrongly assumed by many, including the Mines Department and Queensland Health, to have disappeared.  Tragically, however, it is a disease that never went away.
Thursday, 1 February 2018
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Newsletters -
Your behaviour: In and out of the workplace Most people think that their behaviour outside of the workplace is just that: independent to the workplace. It is often surprising to find out that activities that you participate in, outside of work, may cause you to lose your job.
Thursday, 1 February 2018
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Newsletters -
The High Court’s decision in Esso Australia Pty Ltd v The Australian Workers’ Union [2017] HCA 54 has further narrowed the grounds for taking protected industrial action. On December 6, 2017, the High Court handed down a decision on protected industrial action in relation to section 413(5) of the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act). The High Court’s decision means that, if a bargaining representative contravenes a Fair Work Commission order relating to industrial action, any subsequent industrial action organised for the same enterprise agreement will not be protected industrial action.