Ride or die? The gig economy workers sparking an employment law crisis

At least five food delivery riders have died on Australian roads since September. Who should take the fall for such risky working conditions and a…

The delicate balancing act that is industrial relations reform

Your guide to the most significant industrial relations reforms being considered in over a decade.

Federal Court divided on which ‘complaints’ give rise to unlawful adverse action

When is OK to make a workplace ‘complaint’ or ‘inquiry’? As the Federal Court found in Cummins South Pacific P/L v Keenan, the answer is…

Firefighting or reform? The industrial response to COVID-19

An essential update on JobKeeper 2.0, the latest changes to modern awards, and the future of Industrial Relations reform in 2021.  

When is a complaint or inquiry a protected ‘workplace right’?

Federal Court insights on what types of complaints or inquiries are protected workplace rights under the general protections provisions.

High Court clear as day on “notional” day in the life

High Court provides welcome clarity on the meaning of ‘a day’ for personal leave purposes.

Working from home: Basic health and safety obligations

Still working from home? Employees and employers alike should be aware of their WH&S rights and responsibilities.

Employment relationships: When two’s company and three’s a crowd

The Full Federal Court highlights limitations of the employee/ independent contractor dichotomy.

Redundancy pay: Nothing ordinary about losing a contract

Full Federal Court considers redundancy payment obligations and the notoriously uncertain ‘ordinary and customary turnover of labour’ exception.