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Tag: Workplace and Safety

The Compact Legal Guide to HR

Employment issues can arise in your organisation at any time. We have created the 'Compact Legal Guide to HR' for you to keep as a handy reference when issues pop…

An Employee or a Contractor? 11 Factors to avoid Confusion

The central question you must ask: Is this person working as part of your business (employee) or are they working as part of their own business (contractor)? Determining the classification…

Casual Employee found to be Permanent: Workpac v Skene

In a recent decision allowing a dismissed employee’s appeal, the Full Bench of the Federal Court has upheld that an employee engaged and described as a casual worker, but working…

Inadequate Consultation Led to Unfair Dismissal Appeal

In a recent decision allowing a dismissed employee’s appeal, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has emphasised the importance of employers complying with consultation clauses in Modern…

Labour Hire Licensing Act

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 came into force on 1 March 2018.  The intention of the Act is to protect workers from exploitative arrangements entered into with labour hire…

Liability of Accountants for being “Wilfully Blind” to Underpayment of Wages by their Client

The Federal Circuit Court has held an accountancy firm that processed payroll information for a restaurant accessorily liable for the underpayment of restaurant staff. In a judgement delivered on 28…

The Expanded Jurisdiction of the SAET

The SA Employment Tribunal and Court will assume a much greater jurisdiction, abolishing the previous Industrial Relations Court and Commission and other disciplinary bodies and also assuming the jurisdiction of…

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