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Employee dismissed for inappropriately touching co-worker

The recent Fair Work Commission decision in George Talevski v Chalmers Industries Pty Ltd1 remind employers that they have a duty to protect employees against the inappropriate conduct in the workplace.

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Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry Royal Commission – what should super fund trustees do now?

The first notices to produce documents to the Royal Commission into misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry have already been sent to some superannuation fund trustees by Commissioner Kenneth Hayne.

We understand that the relevant notices are asking trustees to report any “misconduct” that has occurred at their fund since 1 January 2008 and any instances over the same time period when their conduct has “fallen below community standards and expectations”. Their responses have been sought by no later than 29 January 2018.

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Opioid Addiction Treatment Through Telemedicine: How Federal Law Prohibits, but Could Permit, Controlled Substance Prescribing

On October 26, 2017, President Trump directed the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (“Secretary”) to declare a National Public Health Emergency on the opioid epidemic. While the President offered few details regarding how his administration will address the challenge of treating patients struggling with opioid addiction, a previous statement from the White House indicated that the Administration plans to expand access to treatment via telemedicine and more specifically, remote prescribing of the necessary controlled substances used to treat these patients. While this is a logical step, and one that has been advocated at length by states and health care experts, alike, expanding health care providers’ capabilities to utilize remote prescribing to treat opioid addiction will likely run afoul of existing federal law.

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Employee Handbooks – Should You Maintain One?

EMPLOYMENT LAW ESSENTIALS

E. Jason Tremblay

E. Jason Tremblay

A threshold issue facing many companies is whether to publish an employee handbook. The purpose of an employee handbook is to provide a company’s employees with the company’s policies and inform them of the rules that govern them throughout the stages of employment. Through an employee handbook, employers notify employees about the legal rights and obligations they both have in the employment relationship. While an employee must comply with the policies contained in an employee handbook, a handbook should not be drafted in a way so as to create an employment contract with the employee. In other words, the employee handbook, while specifically describing the rights and duties of the employee, should be drafted in a way so as to maintain the “at will” relationship between the employer and the employee.

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Offset Policy in Defence Procurement: Recent Developments

To ensure flow of benefits to the domestic industry either by way of transfer of technology to the buyer country or in the form of investments or an obligation on the supplier/vendor to promote local manufacturing, many countries impose conditions of offset while entering into significant defence contracts with suppliers. Following the same rationale, India too adopted an offset policy in 2005. Revised over the years on various counts, the current offset policy (“Offset Policy”) is contained in the Defence Procurement Procedure (“DPP”) 2013.

With a view to boost the domestic defence industry, the Government has since 2015 introduced certain critical amendments to the Offset Policy. A snapshot of the same is given below:

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