Contract, casual & contingent work (170 items)




ABC backpaying $12m; Employsure denies misrepresentation; Minimum wage ruling; and more

The ABC is backpaying $12 million plus a $600k contrition payment after underpaying nearly 2,000 employees. Also in this article, ACCC allegations against a workplace advisor; minimum wages rise; and more. » more »


WorkPac casual appeal; Where employees want greater choice; and more

WorkPac is applying to appeal a ruling that has major implications for all employers of casual workers. Also in this article: how employers have upped the ante on wellbeing, concerns about mental heath support, new 'wage theft' laws, and more. » more »


Rossato ruling limits workforce flexibility at crucial moment

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Impacts of the Rossato v WorkPac case are likely to include both a loss of flexibility for employers if more casuals convert to permanency, and also a rise in the irregularity and unpredictability of work for those who don't, experts say. » more »




FWC rejects casual's JobKeeper claim; Employee wins dismissal injunction; and more

The Fair Work Commission has rejected that an employee should be classified as part-time and eligible for JobKeeper because her employer intended to offer her a permanent role. Also in this article: an employer won't be able to make an employee's role redundant despite COVID-19 until after her discrimination claim is decided; whistleblower compliance risks falling by the wayside during the pandemic; and why more start-ups are engaging HR professionals. » more »