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Work and Workers


This chapter of the Handbook looks briefly at the rights and obligations of employers and employees, workplace health and safety law, and workers compensation.

See the Work Safe Tasmania website for comprehensive information.


Employment Law

This chapter explains the law that applies to employment relationships (employer/employee) and the way the law operates, including through the sources of the employment relationship (contract or award), the enforcement of an employment agreement, general protections and safeguards for employees as well as resources and contacts in Tasmania.

Workplace Health & Safety (WHS)

This chapter covers the regulatory role of Worksafe Tasmania, the duties of employees and employers, and an explanation of what the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 covers.

Workers’ Compensation

This chapter covers circumstances where an employer may have to pay compensation (or damages) to an employee. This chapter also covers the procedure involved for an employee claiming workers compensation.

Page last updated 27/02/2022

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