Mondaq Australia: Employment and HR
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
The decision opens the way for further claims by employees engaged as casuals, but who work regular and consistent hours.
MDC Legal
This case demonstrates that an employee's social media activity can be very relevant to claims relating to employment.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
The survey confirmed that, although many workplaces have systems and policies in place, sexual harassment is widespread.
The restraint of trade clause must be reasonably necessary to protect the employer's legitimate business interests.
Bartier Perry
This bulletin examines how the Fair Work Act holds managers and others to personal account.
Clyde & Co
For many years in Australia, the appetite for industrial manslaughter offences on the statute books has waxed and waned.
Cooper Grace Ward
The Court rejected the commonly applied position that an employee described as a casual is a casual for all purposes.
Implementing strategies to minimise risks of death benefit disputes and to manage other issues that may arise is vital.
Holding Redlich
This update includes links to recent media releases, reports and cases relating to Australian workplace relations.
Holding Redlich
Employers should ensure that employee termination for non-work conduct is lawful, but not harsh, unreasonable or unjust.
Broadley Rees Hogan Lawyers
It is essential that employers carefully and correctly differentiate between casual employees and independent contractors.
Employers using casuals on a regular and systematic basis may be exposed to claims for leave, even after casual loading.
The accessorial liability provisions of the Act have broad reaching implications on a range of persons and companies.
Casual employees can, subject to certain prerequisites, request a full time or part time position after a period of time.
HHG Legal Group
The regime can be powerful, as it does not simply target the perpetrator, but compels the employer to actively intervene.
PCC Employment Lawyers
Australian law of independent contractor relationships is confusing and unsatisfactory, so it would be wise to take heed.
Cooper Grace Ward
It is highly unlikely that a court would accept the pension as reversionary if the pension documents could not be found.
Hiring the right employee enhances your work culture, so having the right person in the right position is often crucial.
Surry Partners
The scope of accessorial liability is broad, so there may be obvious ramifications for accounting or consulting firms.
Swaab Attorneys
An employer can rely on the exemption if employment can be found in the same organisation or with a different employer.
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Swaab Attorneys
Many casual employees are miscategorised and therefore may have valid claims for entitlements associated with permanency.
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The description of a casual employee, and payment of casual loading, may not mean that the employee is in fact a casual.
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Although the employer had a valid reason to dismiss the project manager, the termination was still considered unfair.
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