The Fair Work Commission has deemed fair the decision of Qantas Airways Ltd to terminate the employment of an employee who showed up for work intoxicated.Read More
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has decided to uphold the termination of a worker who tested positive for cannabis by Woolstar Pty Ltd, saying the levels of THC, the most active compound in cannabis, found in his system during a workplace drug test is “a matter for alarm”.Read More
A survey conducted by the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) has revealed that one out of three people employed in companies with drug-testing programs in place continue smoking cannabis, believing they are unlikely to be ever tested.Read More
It’s heartening to know that many companies are now taking the health and well-being of their employees seriously by implementing well-being programs. Considering that providing medical checks, vaccinations, fitness programs, and even gym memberships were hardly a priority in the past, these programs that help ensure a healthy workforce are a welcome addition in the lives of employees of all ages and rank.
However, for all the benefits that well-being programs offer employees, they should not be the end-all and be-all of an organisation’s WHS or Work Health and Safety management system. Unfortunately, many employers today seem to put a lot more emphasis on well-being programs than those that concern overall workplace safety.Read More
A ferry master, dismissed after he tested positive for marijuana use the night before the ferry he was operating met an accident, was ordered reinstated by the Fair Work Commission despite the zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy of his employer.Read More
The Victorian government is now requiring random testing for drug and alcohol use on people working on all Victorian Government construction projects, according to a press release posted on the Premier of Victoria website.Read More