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...
Franchisee Fined!

Franchisee Fined!

In the past week, two separate 7-Eleven franchisees were fined $140,000 in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, after being found guilty of miss-classifying employees, serious underpayments and deceptive payroll practices. The owner of two 7-Eleven stores in...
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...