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There's so much happening in the world of health & safety. Changes in legislation and requirements, changes in best practice, changes in ... you name it. Here's my take on making it simple. Simply Genius WHS - stop guessing... manage with confidence.

Don't ignore bullying and harassment - 6 steps for better management

Maralyn Kastel  - Monday, August 11, 2014

One of the often ignored problems in the workplace has to do with bullying and harassment. One would think that this sort of behaviour among adults is rare, or that it somehow got left on the playgrounds of our youth. But the problem is that is still remains a real problem within the workplace and there is a certain amount of liability attached to it as well. ..

Think about your bullying procedures - are they in place?

Maralyn Kastel  - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Fair Work Act Amendment that started on 1 January 2014 gives victims of workplace bullying and harassment a legislative option to stop the behaviour. Bullying victims can now apply to the Fair Work Commission for an order which will direct either an individual or the employer to stop the bullying. What does this mean for businesses?   ..

So whose side are you on? WorkSafe Australia lose the plot

Maralyn Kastel  - Friday, December 06, 2013

The new anti-bullying laws under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) apply to all Australian workers excluding sole traders, state public service departments and state government entities. Volunteer associations with no employers are also exempt. ..

Talk with your workers about bullying - before it's too late

Maralyn Kastel  - Friday, August 23, 2013

Employers are facing new regulations with the upcoming changes to the Fair Work Act, which will take effect on January 1, 2014. Among the situations covered by the changes to the FWA is an aspect of the workplace that many employers may not be addressing effectively - bullying. ..

Bullying questionnaire: Are you ready for the new Fair Work Act Amendment

Maralyn Kastel  - Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Take this 2 minute questionnaire to determine if you are ready for the Fair Work Act Amendment "Workers bullied at work"  If you need more information - contact us.

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New workplace bullying laws and performance management

Maralyn Kastel  - Wednesday, August 21, 2013

On 1 January 2014, new workplace bullying laws will be a new part of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). These laws will enable workers to apply to the Fair Work Commission, Australia's industrial tribunal, alleging that they have been bullied in the workplace. ..

Bullying and harassment in your workplace - a starting point for change

Maralyn Kastel  - Friday, March 05, 2010

Warning came too late for bullied Brodie. Two of them were warned, after they put Ratsak in her handbag, to stop their relentless bullying or they'd have ''blood on their hands''. But the warning came too late to save Brodie Panlock. ..