Contract, casual & contingent work (149 items)

IR expert calls for broader definition of 'employee'; Confidentiality breach proves costly; and more

Broadening the FW Act definition of 'employee' would go some way to addressing lagging wage growth, employment law academic Ron McCallum says. Also in this article, an employer pays dearly for a confidentiality breach; a recap of recent case law; and more. » more »



Union targeting labour hire clients; Stop-bullying claim to proceed; Skills shortages increasing; and more

Host employers that set rosters far in advance could be breaching the Fair Work Act if they allow "permanent casual" labour hire workers to fill their shifts, a union claims. Meanwhile, the Fair Work Commission rejected an employer's argument that it wasn't covered by stop-bullying laws; we recap recent rulings on performance management, unfair dismissal, adverse action and redundancy; research shows recruiting top talent is becoming more difficult; and more. » more »







Casual conversion requests clarified; Being out at work improves performance; and more

The Fair Work Commission has rejected employer requests to amend the casual conversion clause set to come into effect in most modern awards on 1 October, but it has provided some important clarification on how it operates. Also in this article, most LGBTIQ+ employees remain closeted at work, lowering job satisfaction and wellbeing; tattoo discrimination is a thing of the past; internal promotions lack rigour; and more. » more »