The Federal Work Health and Safety Legislative regime is taking shape. NSW has adopted most of the model legislation, and that is now found in the Work Health and Safety Act.
Employers, company directors, and even employees are liable in the event that the Work Health and Safety Legislation is breached. This liability extends to criminal prosecutions in the Local Court, or District Court.
Access Law Group is experienced in representing companies, directors, and employees who have work place prosecutions brought against them. It is important to get early and comprehensive legal advice in these disputes, as any conviction is a criminal conviction that must be disclosed in the future, for example in particular job applications, or on overseas travel applications.