Casual employees and unfair dismissal

Here is an extract from a recent Fair Work Commission decision which is an excellent summary of the law about…

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Permanent vs casual employees; the distinctions

One of the fundamental distinctions between permanent employees and casual employees, is that the former are entitled to  full pay…

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Calculating length of service for casual employees

“Recently, in Nehemiah Kamanda v House with No Steps [2016] FWC 767, Commissioner Saunders correctly and usefully articulated the relevant…

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Cor blimey; redundancy payments for some casual employees?

Sec 123 of the Fair Work Act provides that that part of the Fair Work Act does not apply to…

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Substance not name determines work status

Although the description or classification conferred upon an employee by the employer is one factor in determining that classification under…

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How to calculate length of service by casual employees

When determining whether an employee has served the minimum employment period required to be protected from unfair dismissal, the total…

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Casuals and unfair dismissal

The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has an unfair dismissal jurisdiction, not unlike that of the Fair Work Commission. However…

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Unfair dismissal and the “casual” employee

That the test whether an employee is a casual employee (and thus excluded from qualifying for protection from unfair dismissal)…

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Casuals; what does regular and systematic mean?

What does regular and systemic mean in the context of determining whether an employee’s spread of work is such that…

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Masterclass; casual employment and the Fair Work Act

There are several myths about who is eligible to apply for an unfair dismissal remedy, or put another way, who…

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