To be or not to be casual: Proposed changes to casual employment

December 18th, 2020|Comments Off on To be or not to be casual: Proposed changes to casual employment

  The recent case of WorkPac v Rossato (“Rossato”) has amplified uncertainty around the definition of casual employment, pending an upcoming High Court appeal. The Fair Work [...]

2020 Employment Law Wrap-Up

December 8th, 2020|Comments Off on 2020 Employment Law Wrap-Up

2020 is sure to be remembered as the year where the only certainty was uncertainty. COVID-19 and related challenges have changed countless industries, and prompted sweeping employment [...]

“Rapacious” underpayment claims succeed

November 12th, 2020|Comments Off on “Rapacious” underpayment claims succeed

Despite characterising the claims as “rapacious”, the Federal Circuit Court has awarded over $1.3 million to a group of former Macquarie Bank wealth advisors for unpaid entitlements. [...]

JobKeeper Update: What’s changing from 28 September 2020?

September 24th, 2020|Comments Off on JobKeeper Update: What’s changing from 28 September 2020?

By now, many businesses will be preparing for reduced JobKeeper payments which start from 28 September 2020. [...]

No Signed Employment Contract: An Expensive Mistake

September 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on No Signed Employment Contract: An Expensive Mistake

A signed employment contract is often the bedrock of good risk management. For me, it’s as important [...]

JobKeeper 2.0: What’s changing?

September 7th, 2020|Comments Off on JobKeeper 2.0: What’s changing?

COVID-19 has proved to be a stubborn thorn in the side of Australia’s economic recovery. Thus, it [...]

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

August 31st, 2020|Comments Off on 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”) [...]

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

August 12th, 2020|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Jobkeeper enabling direction: you can’t treat all employees the same

July 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Jobkeeper enabling direction: you can’t treat all employees the same

Many of the new powers that employers have under the jobkeeper amendments to the Fair Work Act [...]

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