April 2015

  • Apr27

    Medical Tests for Employees

    By WARTA Admin

    e-Alert: 27 April 2015 Industrial Relations Breaking News Medical Tests for Employees In a decision of a single Commissioner, the Fair Work Commission, on Friday 24 April 2015 (TWU v Cement Australia Pty Ltd [2015] FWC 158, before Commissioner Spencer), has ruled that an employer can’t make medical health assessments compulsory for their employees. The Transport Workers Union

  • Apr7

    Drug and alcohol use: when zero tolerance is tolerable

    By WARTA Admin

    Clayton Utz Insights Date: Tuesday 02 April 2015 Drug and alcohol use: when zero tolerance is tolerable By Saul Harben and Steve Bowler Key Points: When safety is critical, employers may be in a stronger position to discipline and even dismiss employees who return positive test results for drugs, even if they’re not impaired at work. Where safety-critical work is being performed, a