Contract, casual & contingent work (170 items)

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 »





Reforms, reviews urged for interim execs, 'dependent contractors' and more

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It is "vital" that the gig market has regulation and a framework in the future of work, specialists say. Meanwhile a staffing industry association is considering promoting a new category of "dependent contractor", and universities want a review of education and skills mismatches. » more »



Swearing reinstatement overturned; Calls to extend Fair Work coverage; and more

An employer whose dismissal process was described as involving a plethora of deficiencies has won an appeal against reinstating the worker it sacked for swearing at and threatening his colleagues. Also in this article, a roundup of recent dismissal rulings; new submissions on extending the Fair Work Act; the extent of workplace boredom; and more. » more »