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No horsing around – jockeys not deemed employees of Racing Queensland Board or Scone Race Club for superannuation purposes
The Federal Court considered whether jockeys were deemed to be employees for the purposes of superannuation obligations.
Australia
11 Jul 2019
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Time to review employment contracts before you give those pay rises!
Pay review time is a perfect trigger for employers to implement new employment contracts.
Australia
25 Jun 2019
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What the 2019-2020 Federal Budget means for industrial relations
Many of the Budget measures are in response to the recommendations in the Report of the Migrant Workers' Taskforce.
Australia
12 Apr 2019
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When a demotion constitutes dismissal
The FWC found that the demotion of the employee amounted to a dismissal for the purposes of the Fair Work Act 2009.
Australia
15 Feb 2019
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Employer liable for dismissal of store supervisor during probationary period under General Protections Provisions
An employer was ordered to pay compensation to a store supervisor after she was dismissed during her probationary period.
Australia
15 Feb 2019
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Important changes affecting casual employees have come into effect
This regulation protects employers from casual employees 'double dipping', by a casual loading plus permanent benefits.
Australia
7 Jan 2019
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Federal Government announces casual employee amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)
New FWA regulations and legislation address 'double dipping' claims by casual employees and casual conversion rights.
Australia
17 Dec 2018
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Harvest Inquiry Report by Fair Work Ombudsman finds widespread non-compliance in horticulture
Report provides a timely reminder to employers in the agriculture industry to review their practices in relation to employees.
Australia
5 Dec 2018
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Changes in modern awards affect how employers discuss and refuse flexible work requests
The proposed model work flexibility clause aims to supplement, rather than to replace, employers' current obligations.
Australia
25 Oct 2018
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Federal Government added as a party to Federal Court casual test case
This announcement follows vocal concerns from employers that workers may be able to 'double dip' on their entitlements.
Australia
19 Oct 2018
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Changes to agribusiness awards
Article outlines recent changes to the Horticulture Award 2010, Pastoral Award 2010 and Poultry Processing Award 2010.
Australia
10 Oct 2018
12
Full Federal Court decides casual employees entitled to annual leave: no appeal application lodged with the High Court by deadline
The Court rejected the commonly applied position that an employee described as a casual is a casual for all purposes.
Australia
17 Sep 2018
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4 things you need to know about paying a salary under an award
Article provides a link to a video that advises employers about protection against consequences of underpaying employees.
Australia
22 May 2018
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Recruitment risk – employer ordered to pay $10,000 in damages to a job candidate for discrimination based on mental illness
The recruitment decision must be based on actual role requirements, especially after a pre-employment medical assessment.
Australia
10 May 2018
15
Internal labour hire arrangements and the Queensland labour hire licensing regime – are yours caught?
Article advises to check if the new labour hire arrangements apply as you will need to get a licence quickly to avoid penalties.
Australia
17 Apr 2018
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Subcontracting agreements and insurance: Tow operators, trailers and terms
Transport operators should carefully consider obligations in sub-contracting agreements to take out insurance.
Australia
6 Mar 2018
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Focus on temporary employment – two recent cases put employers on notice about entitlements and rights for temporary and casual workers under the Fair Work Act
Following recent court decisions, there is now significant uncertainty about casual and permanent employment.
Australia
21 Feb 2018
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Trends in enterprise bargaining
Enterprise bargaining is now facing a period of decline.
Australia
21 Feb 2018
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Uber drivers - employees or independent contractors? First Australian case points to independent contractors
This FWC decision suggests that Uber drivers, at least in Victoria, could be independent contractors, not employees.
Australia
23 Jan 2018
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Are Uber drivers employees or independent contractors?
It could be that the answer in Australia will be the same as the UK – i.e. that Uber's 'driver partners' are employees.
Australia
21 Dec 2017
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