Woolworths has had to pay $231,000 in compensation after a former worker won an appeal for an aggravation of a pre-existing degenerative shoulder injury. Despite comprehensive policies & systems of work, the court found Woolworths had been poorly implemented & were therefore liable.
The majority of medium to large NSW businesses are yet to receive their 2015/16 Premium Renewals calculated under the new formula. These business are yet to therefore see the impacts the 30 June 2015 NSW scheme changes will have on their business. With the workers compensation insurers currently anticipating to commence releasing the 2015/16 premium renewals next week, we are recommending businesses should prepare for this transition.
In the short term, many businesses will be facing higher workers compensation premiums than they previously paid. We recommend businesses subsequently should shift their focus to understanding how to minimise the financial and people impacts of these changes longer term. ABILITY GROUP has been busy working with clients and brokers in preparation and for a transition plan and further information
Social media is embedded throughout society as people throughout the day are connecting to others via an mediums like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others. If work related incidents are discussed or an employee is bullied, the employer liability is considered. Social media policies are consequently becoming increasingly important for all businesses as connections to workers compensation grow.