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.  

Doubling down on ‘double dipping’: The Full Federal Court’s decision in Rossato

The future of casual employment & the Full Federal Court’s decision in Workpac v Rossato.  

COVID-19: The Fair Work Commission responds

Fair Work Commission amends modern awards to increase business flexibility during COVID-19.  

Complaints, criticism and general protections

Recent decisions on the application of the general protections provisions of the Fair Work Act.

COVID-19: Employment law responds

A helpful guide to the Federal Government’s ‘economic lifeline’, the JobKeeper program.  

Containing coronavirus: workplace considerations

With employers around the world being called upon to play a lead role in containing COVID-19, we explore some of the key workplace issues.  

What’s in a name? Modern award changes and new compliance safeguards

An in-depth examination of the hot topic of modern awards and ‘annualised wage arrangements’.