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Adverse action claim doesn't slide into gear for contractor car broker
Insight 27 Sep 2021

A rental car broker's appeal has failed after the Federal Court dismissed his adverse action claim, finding that he was engaged as an independent contractor, rather than an employee. ...

Mandatory vaccinations in the workplace: what do employers need to consider?
Insight 20 Sep 2021

In this Insight, our cross-practice experts cover the employment, safety, privacy, regulatory, insurance and liability considerations that confront employers navigating these complex and rapidly changing public health settings. ...

Outsourcing can be unlawful
Insight 02 Sep 2021

The Federal Court has found that Qantas engaged in unlawful adverse action when it decided to outsource approximately 2000 ground handling jobs last year. ...

Coming across the seas: prior overseas service not counted as 'continuous employment' for long service leave in Victoria
Insight 02 Sep 2021

A recent decision of the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal has confirmed that prior overseas service will only count as 'continuous employment' for long service leave accrual where the overseas service had a connection with Victoria at the time it was performed. ...

ACT aligns its industrial manslaughter offence to health and safety law
Insight 02 Sep 2021

On 5 August 2021, the ACT Legislative Assembly passed the Work Health and Safety Amendment Bill 2021 (ACT). ...

Locked and loaded? COVID-19 may have cleared the way for loaded rates in the Hospitality Award
Insight 02 Sep 2021

The full bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has issued a provisional view that is open to adding loaded rates to the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020 (Hospitality Award). If introduced, loaded rates would replace overtime and penalty rates for higher-paid (level 3 and above) hospitalit ...

Sexually harassed worker retains workers' compensation payments despite settling claims with the AFP for $1.25 million
Insight 02 Sep 2021

The Federal Court has rejected a bid by Comcare to recover nearly $680,000 from a former Australian Federal Police (AFP) officer in incapacity payments after she received a $1.25 million payment from the AFP to settle her sexual harassment and discrimination complaint. ...

Retail Award varied to allow greater flexibility
Insight 06 Aug 2021

The changes provide retail employers with increased flexibility to offer part-time employees additional hours at their ordinary rate of pay. ...

Casual employees: High Court confirms that post-contractual conduct has no role to play in interpreting wholly written contracts of employment
Insight 06 Aug 2021

In WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato & Ors (Rossato), the High Court found that Mr Rossato was a casual employee under each of the six employment contracts he performed when he was employed by WorkPac Pty Ltd (WorkPac). He was not a permanent employee because the express terms of the contracts between ...

Complying with Public Health Orders in the workplace
Insight 06 Aug 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Minister for Health and Medical Research has made a number of Public Health Orders to address the community transmission of COVID-19 in Greater Sydney. ...