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The recent decision of the High Court in Rossato confirms the importance of the employment contract in characterising the legal relationship between employer and employee. This article briefly discusses the outcome of the Rossato case, as well as the recent changes to the Fair Work...

Written by: Penny Stirling, HR Advisor, Girardi Human Resources Each year the Fair Work Commission reviews the minimum rates employers can pay their employees. The National Minimum Wage and the annual wage review (for modern awards) reflect the changes. This normally occurs around 1 July each...

This article explains the new rules that apply to the conversion of a casual employee to a permanent employee. It covers what the employer and employee need to do, including when an employer can refuse to convert a casual employee. It also lists the eligibility...

In March 2021 the Federal Government changed the law relating to casual employees. The Fair Work Ombudsman had to create a new form to be provided to casual employees. So, the Ombudsman created the Casual Employment Information Statement (CEIS). This article explains what the...

A Federal Court decision on Wednesday 20 May is causing a lot of concern amongst employers. The decision involved the same employer (WorkPac) that had a previous decision on Casual employment go against it in 2018. Both these cases are central to casual employment and employer...

With the increased focus on underpayment of wages and with the July 1 pay increases, it’s important that employers know: 1. Which Award applies to their employees; 2. How to classify their employees correctly; 3. What pay rate applies to their employees; and 4. When...