Contract, casual & contingent work (149 items)

FWC case provides welcome labour hire clarity

Businesses that use labour hire workers can reduce legal risks if they heed the lessons of a recent Fair Work Commission decision, which clarifies when a host will - and will not - be considered an employer, according to workplace lawyer Fiona Austin. » more »







Webcast: Contractor OHS - Meet your obligations

Contractors make up part of nearly every employer's workforce, but understanding your responsibilities in this area and maintaining first-rate safety standards can be tough. This webcast covers:

  • How to ensure contractor compliance;
  • Your OHS obligations to different kinds of contractors;
  • Harmonisation - consultation obligations and other changes;
  • Current general requirements;
  • Warranties and indemnities; and more.
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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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