Contract, casual & contingent work (149 items)



Inquiry to reveal extent of workplace harassment; and more

A new national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment is "long overdue" and will shine a spotlight on HR's prevention efforts. Also in this article, what's known so far about the PageUp data breach risks; research on job insecurity; another state gets labour hire licensing; and more. » more »




Drinking dismissal upheld; Minimum entitlements proposed for gig workers; and more

In the latest instalment in a long-running dispute, the Fair Work Commission has upheld the sacking of a worker who breached his employer's zero-tolerance alcohol policy. Also in this article, Fair Work amendments proposed for gig workers; fixes for Australia's "insecure work crisis"; workplace favouritism findings; and more. » more »



Worker sacked for swearing reinstated; Contingent hiring drops a notch; and more

The high-profile dismissal of a South32 employee for workplace swearing has been overturned on appeal for being "harsh". Also in this article, new rulings on bullying and performance management; demand for contingent staff drops; APAC talent leaders are embracing gig workers; and more. » more »



Accessorial liability fine; STP headcount reminder; Workplace inquiries; and more

The Fair Work Ombudsman has successfully prosecuted a manager for accessorial liability relating to sham contracting, underpayments, and other breaches. Also in this article, a reminder on headcount ahead of payroll changes; new inquiries into jobs growth and workplace safety; and more. » more »