Contract, casual & contingent work (157 items)

Webcast: HR hot spots 2019

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Employment law is currently a hotbed of activity, challenges and conflict in the wake of recent rulings and in the lead-up to the federal election. Watch this webcast to learn the HR implications of casual employment, employment-related class actions, the push for industry-wide bargaining, whistleblower reforms, and much more. » more »



"Double dipping" regulation proposed; Penalty for "unknowing" worker misclassification; and more

The Federal Government has proposed a new Fair Work regulation to prevent casual employees from "double dipping" on entitlements. Also in this article, more compensation and a penalty have been ordered in the case that sparked the casuals confusion, permanent conversion rights are to be extended, and more. » more »





Host ordered to reinstate on-hire worker; General protections claims increasing; and more

The Federal Court has ordered a host employer to reinstate a labour hire worker until her adverse action claim against it is determined. Also in this article, general protections claims continue to rise; the FWO won record penalties in the past financial year; and more. » more »



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 »