Keeping abreast of employment-related legal developments can be challenging. To help you stay up to date, Corrs Chambers Westgarth contributes to the Asia Employment Law: Quarterly Review, a regular e-publication covering employment-related legal developments in 14 jurisdictions across Asia.

In their chapter this quarter, John and Anthony provide comment on several key employment law developments in Australia during 2018, including:

  • Victoria's long service leave legislation being updated to increase flexibility and early access to long service leave;
  • the Federal Court confirming substance over form when assessing casual employment in WorkPac Pty Limited v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131;
  • updates to Modern Awards in relation to requests for flexible working arrangements and termination payments;
  • changes announced by the Australian Government in relation to the Working Holiday Maker Visa Program; and
  • the Victorian Parliament passing legislation providing for long-service leave portability for cleaning, security and community sector workers.

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