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The overhaul of casual classification laws – what you need to know

Labour & Employment

The overhaul of casual classification laws – what you need to know

Legislative changes to the requirements to qualify as casual employment in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) in March of this year and the High Court’s...

15 December 2021

Mandatory vaccinations – a complex issue which can’t be avoided

The question of whether employers can mandate vaccinations in the workplace in the absence of public health orders or directions remains a major topic of discussion and a...

15 December 2021

Award classification and compliance – easier said than done

Insurers are reporting to us that employment-related claims are now a very significant proportion of all claims against warranty & indemnity insurance (W&I) policies and that of those...

15 December 2021

Your Future, Your Super, Your New Obligations: Choice of fund requirements for new employees – Are you ready?

The rules regarding an employer’s use of “default” superannuation funds are about to change.

29 October 2021

Stop Sexual Harassment: Fair Work Extends Jurisdiction

From 11 November 2021, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) will be able to make stop sexual harassment against employers or individuals.

26 October 2021

Construction industry shutdown in Victoria

The Victorian Government has now imposed an industry-wide shutdown of the sector.

22 September 2021

New construction industry restrictions in Victoria

On 16 September 2021, the Victorian Government announced a number of changes to the COVID-related restrictions that apply to individuals and businesses in the state.

20 September 2021

Are COVID vaccination directions coming to your workplace?

The Federal Government has made it clear that it will not mandate COVID vaccinations and that it will be up to employers to determine whether they can, or...

13 August 2021

High Court offers clarity around casuals

The High Court has injected certainty into the casual employment debate, and simplified the test considerably, by overturning the Federal Court in Rossato.

05 August 2021

Breach of director’s duties for remuneration structure that created significant risk of non-compliance

The sole Australian based director of a retail over-the-counter derivative issuer, was recently found to have breached his duties under section 180(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

29 June 2021

[email protected] Amendment Act

On 24 June 2021, the Federal Government introduced the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021.

25 June 2021

Changes to the Fair Work Act: clarity around casual employment or continuing uncertainty?

The Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 (the IR Amendment Act) has now been passed. This article unpacks the key changes for casual...

11 May 2021

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