Monthly Archives: August 2020

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JobKeeper enabling stand down: the burden of reduced hours must be fair

The introduction of JobKeeper was accompanied by changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“FW Act”) which gave eligible employers new powers. This included the power to issue a “JobKeeper enabling direction” (“JED”) to Jobkeeper employees. Among other things, JEDs allow employers to unilaterally reduce an employee’s hours, including to zero. This is referred [...]

By | August 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on JobKeeper enabling stand down: the burden of reduced hours must be fair

Independent Contractor Relationships: “An Area Replete With Traps For The Unwary”

The use of independent contractors instead of employees may seem an attractive alternative for some businesses during these uncertain times. However, be warned – this area is full of traps for the unwary. This article considers the two recent cases of Jamsek v ZG Operations Australia Pty Ltd [2020] FCAFC 119 and CFMMEU v Personnel [...]

By | August 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Independent Contractor Relationships: “An Area Replete With Traps For The Unwary”