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Million-dollar fines and 25 years’ imprisonment: What businesses need to know about new industrial manslaughter laws
Industrial manslaughter laws were introduced in Victoria last month. That means from now on, people and organisations that have substantial influence over a workplace can face criminal charges if their actions cause the death of an employee. As a corporate lawyer...
A WORKPLACE safety lawyer has warned Victorian farmers could be exposed to criminal charges under the new industrial manslaughter laws that came into effect on July 1 2020. The Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and Other Matters) Act 2019...
Agribusiness owners concerned about liability for COVID-19 outbreaks if employees refuse vaccination
As Australians line up to receive the first batch of COVID-19 vaccinations this week, agribusiness owners are scrambling for answers and say government agencies have offered little support and guidance about the rollout. Key points: Business owners are worried they...