Contract, casual & contingent work (160 items)

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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Adverse action provisions require "more cautious" decisions: Lawyer

The "adverse action" provisions under the new industrial relations legislation will compel employers to be more cautious when making decisions that affect employees, according to workplace lawyer Alex Manos. » more »