Labour-hire laws

South Australia’s Consumer and Business Services department has announced that labour-hire providers must apply for a licence by 31 August 2019. The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 requires anyone who provides labour hire in South Australia to be licensed. Consumer and Business Services has recommenced accepting labour hire applications. All labour hire providers operating in… Read more »

Lawson’s Latest News / Winter

Welcome to our Winter edition of our latest news which has seen some change within Lawson’s with the recent retirement of Col Lawson, Managing Director. After much thought and planning, Col has now successfully transitioned into his retirement. We are sure Col will be missed by many of our clients and those who know him in the… Read more »

Calculating multiple Section 56 Economic Lump Sum Entitlements

Whilst most Injury Management Practitioners have calculated a Section 56 economic lump sum entitlement, some Practitioners may not have yet calculated a second 56 entitlement under the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) and may not realise how the Act describes this entitlement to be calculated. Section 56(6) states: 56-Lump sum payments – economic loss (6)… Read more »

Company fined $100,000 following forklift injury

A logistics company supplying supermarket chains has been fined $100,000 after a worker was injured by a forklift. Whilst the incident occurred at a factory in Laverton North, Victoria it raises the importance of ensuring a traffic management system, separating mobile machinery from pedestrians is in place. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Pty Ltd was convicted and… Read more »

Lawson’s Latest News / Autumn

Welcome to our Autumn edition of our latest news as we are fast approaching the end of the first quarter already! The AFL season has brought back some healthy rivalry in the Lawson’s office with an even split of Crows and Power supporters. Always an interesting morning on Monday’s. As we head into April, the… Read more »