Casual Employment In The Spotlight: Casual Found To Be Permanent & Casual Conversion Clauses in Modern Awards

Casual Employment In The Spotlight: Casual Found To Be Permanent & Casual Conversion Clauses in Modern Awards

There is increased confusion and widespread concern amongst employers around the legitimacy of many casual employment arrangements following the decision of Workpac v Skene in the Full Court of the Federal Court last month. The Facts: WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene On the...
Important Changes to Modern Award Conditions for Annual Leave by Fair Work

Important Changes to Modern Award Conditions for Annual Leave by Fair Work

If you haven’t heard already, there’s some big changes around the corner for workers covered by modern awards, which are scheduled to kick in at the start of August 2016. The changes are more-or-less the same across most awards, however there are some differences for...
Employers May Need To Give Longer Notice Periods When Terminating Employees Than They Think….

Employers May Need To Give Longer Notice Periods When Terminating Employees Than They Think….

When it comes to dismissing workers, most employers are familiar with the notice period table set by the Fair Work legislation. What many employers do not realise, however, is that much longer notice periods may apply because of the operation of the common law. The...