Legal Updates

DEFAMATION: What You Say Matters

By Rebecca Hyde, Workplace Compliance Advisor at ClinLegal. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology). In all healthcare practices, large or small, there will always be differences of opinion, occassional personality clashes and/or people who simply don’t get along. Under pressure, accusation, or disappointment it …

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Contractor or Employee: The Indicia of Each Relationship

Is your worker a Contractor or employee? To assist you with this distinction, ClinLegal has provided a summary of the indicia that differ between the two working relationships. This table is produced by ClinLegal. It is intended to provide general information and guidance in summary form on workplace compliance issues, current at the time of …

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Facing an Adverse Action Claim From Your Employee

By Rebecca Hyde, Workplace Compliance Advisor at ClinLegal. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology). The Fair Work Act provides general protections to employees to prevent them from being subject to adverse action from their employer. If an employee brings an adverse action claim against …

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Australian health service providers’ Privacy Policy NO LONGER AN OPTION!

Commencing 12 March 2014, significant privacy law reform changes were made to the Privacy Act 1988; demanding privacy standards comply with Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). These changes affect all health service providers handling personal information in any form (e.g. paper, electronic, visual such as x-rays, and audio records). Health service providers are strongly advised to …

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Accidental Termination of Employment Contracts

All businesses change over time, including health practices. Change can mean an alteration to the roles and responsibilities of staff at all levels of management, includingexecutive directors and senior practising staff. Considerations need to be made regarding the effect that staffchanges will make on existing employee contracts. Employment contracts need to be flexible and can bechanged …

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