Cautionary Tales in Employment Law

January 29th, 2021|Comments Off on Cautionary Tales in Employment Law

  Employment law is complex and ever changing. Mistakes can easily be made, often unintentionally. Unfortunately, these mistakes can leave employers unstuck dealing with significant adverse consequences. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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