Employment contracts & conditions (136 items)


Webcast: Common law contracts in the Fair Work era

When and how should you use common law contracts? What issues can arise when negotiating contracts with employees? This presentation answers these questions and more. Kemp Strang partner Stephen Godding and lawyer Ben Urry provide a practical guide to understanding:

  • the interaction between contracts, the NES and Modern Awards;
  • when and how to use common law employment contracts;
  • flexibility options to vary the application of Modern Awards;
  • issues for employers in negotiating employment contracts with employees;
  • case law decisions concerning common law contracts; and
  • tips and tricks for avoiding litigation.
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Don't ignore the warning signs of fraud

HR professionals who recognise the warning signs of someone who may be stealing from their company can take steps to stop fraud or theft before it goes too far, Lander and Rogers partner Craig Higginbotham and senior associate Aaron Goonrey told an employer briefing recently. » more »




Webcast: Contractor clarity - on paper and in practice

When contracting arrangements aren't clear on paper and are murky in practice, they become like the proverbial "ticking bomb", potentially resulting in massive back-pay orders for wages, superannuation contributions, and other modern award or NES entitlements. This webcast covers how to:

  • determine whether to engage workers as contractors or employees;
  • ensure arrangements satisfy established principal/contractor tests;
  • review existing arrangements to clarify your liability;
  • adapt contracts and practices to reverse the risk; and
  • avoid the risks associated with long-term contracting arrangements.
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457-visa dismissals could be deemed harsh by FWA

Summary dismissal of a 457-visa holder could be deemed harsh by Fair Work Australia - even if the reason for dismissal is valid - if it forces the worker to leave the country under difficult circumstances, warns specialist corporate immigration lawyer Katie Malyon. » more »