The Workplace Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 (ACT) was passed yesterday to now include sexual assault as a notifiable incident under the WHS Act 2011 (ACT).
Notably, the Bill also includes changes to the Workers Compensation Act 1951 relating to:
- allowing the taking/accrual of leave while an injured worker is receiving weekly payments under a workers’ compensation claim; and
- the financial penalty levels and offence penalties applied to licensees and others for non-compliance; and
- a technical amendment in relation to the procedure for ceasing weekly payments to an injured worker in instances of non-compliance.