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Friday, 5 December 2014

Office design should focus on people, not just the work they do

With all the chatter about beautiful office design, it would be easy to assume workplaces have come a long way from the days of the cubicle farm. But recent research has shown this may not actually be the case. by Libby Sander
 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Escape from salmonella outbreak “nightmare” for small business owner

The owner of a family-owned business identified as the source of a salmonella bacteria outbreak says he has avoided a “nightmare” by having the correct procedures in place. by Eloise Keating
 

Monday, 4 August 2014

Small business owners: It’s time to talk about mental health

Mental health costs Australian businesses an estimated $10.9 billion annually. But the cost isn’t just an economic one. by Broede Carmody
 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Sole traders three times more likely to die at work: Report

Sole traders and self-employed workers are three times more likely than employees to die in a workplace accident, according to shocking statistics from Safe Work Australia. by Andrew Sadauskas
 

Friday, 18 July 2014

Not so fresh: story of Subway employee made to work while vomiting, then fired, spreads virally

A Texan Subway worker has alleged she was made to work while suffering from a severe stomach bug and was then fired during her shift. by Kirsten Robb
 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

NSW WorkCover premiums set to drop in SME-friendly budget, with Victoria to follow suit

Small businesses in New South Wales are set to pay less for workplace insurance, after Treasurer Andrew Constance announced a reduction in WorkCover premiums in yesterday’s budget. by Eloise Keating
 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Working to death: Why living to work could lead to your demise

In December last year, the death of 27-year-old Ananda Pradnya Paramita made headlines around the world. Shortly after working a hyper-extended shift, the young Indonesian copywriter fell into a coma. She died the following day. by Ashik Ahmed
 

Monday, 19 May 2014

Queensland electrical company collapses after products recalled due to fire risk

A Queensland-based electrical company has collapsed just days after the state government recalled thousands of faulty solar power circuit breakers imported and sold by the company. by Eloise Keating
 

Friday, 17 January 2014

Heatwave responsibilities: How to protect your business against worker compensation claims

As parts of Australia have been hit with unusually high temperatures this week, experts have warned employers to be mindful of their workers’ safety during heatwaves, or risk possible compensation claims. by Yolanda Redrup
 
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