Intern or employee? A potentially explosive question

The Fair Work Ombudsman has highlighted the financial risk of utilising unpaid interns in a capacity which gives rise to an employment relationship. By JOHN…

Not just an innocent bystander: accessorial liability of third parties under the Fair Work Act

The reach of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) accessorial liability provisions may be broad. By GLENN FREDERICKS.

Accessories personally liable for unpaid employee entitlements

High Court confirms knowing participant in a breach of fiduciary duty is liable to account for any benefit gained as a result. By KATE BOYD.

Executive employment claims: a contractual perspective

Contractual principles of incorporation sit uneasily with many employment benefits. Instead, there is an increasing openness on the part of the courts to imply a…

The casual conundrum: casual employment in the Fair Work world

The Fair Work Act’s provisions pertaining to long-term casuals are giving rise to curious outcomes, with casuals receiving conflicting and sometimes arbitrarily determined employment benefits…

A day in the life of… Jon Wright

Jon Wright has a thick wooden door between his office and the stairs to his home above. With three children under the age of four…

The latest from the High Court: March 2016

Reporting and analysis of the latest key judgments from the High Court of Australia. By ANDREW YUILE.

FWC’s anti-bullying jurisdiction: is it working?

Traditional legal mechanisms struggle to effectively respond to the complex and often elusive nature of bullying conduct. By JACK DE FLAMINGH.

Claiming the ‘penalty privilege’ in fair work proceedings

Penalty privilege applies to natural persons in Fair Work Act proceedings. By LARISSA ANDELMAN.

Supply chain accountability: how far does responsibility extend? Recent enforcement outcomes in the trolley collecting industry

There are significant benefits for a company at the top of a supply chain in taking responsibility to ensure that contracts throughout the supply chain…