WorkPac’s gamble to double-down doesn’t pay off on double-dipping – Court confirms casual employees may not be as ‘casual’ as you think

In the high-profile sequel to the Skene decision, another "casual" labour-hire worker has won the right to paid leave entitlements usually reserved for permanent employees. The Full Bench of the Federal Court handed down its de...

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Case Note: Court of Appeal again finds against worker

In Schembri v State of Victoria, the Court of Appeal rejected the appellant's claim that the jury's verdict for the defendant both in relation to his claim for negligence and breach of statutory duty was against the evidence and t...

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Man Overboard! – Stand Down in the Time of Covid-19

In March, Australian businesses faced the impacts of Covid-19 and Government restrictions aimed at combatting the spread of the virus, which were being introduced quickly and before the JobKeeper scheme and other initiatives to su...

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The JobKeeper Payment Scheme – What do I need to know?

What payments are available to employers under the JobKeeper scheme? When is an employer eligible? When is an employee eligible? How do Employers nominate to participate? "One In All In" – An employer cannot pick and choose ...

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Coronavirus Workplace Law amendments

A full text PDF of this article is available here. The Federal Government's urgent response to the impact of coronavirus on the economy led to the passing of two Bills by the Commonwealth Parliament on Wednesday, 8 April 2020. ...

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Modern Slavery Act – the implications for businesses in Australia

When we think of slavery, we don't think of Australian businesses. However, more than half of our imported goods come from Asia and the Pacific, an area that accounts for 62% of the global estimate of people in modern slavery.[1] ...

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