What is a true casual employee?

When is a casual employee truly a casual employee? The answer to this question is context. There is some controversy…

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Compensation for unfair dismissal for casual employees

What follows is an extract from a recent Fair Work Commission case which deals with the issue of compensation for…

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Dismissal rights of casual employees

At a certain intellectual level, the proposition that a decision by an employer to not offer further hours of work…

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Unfair dismissal; what is regular and systmatic employment?

The Fair Work Act provides that, to be protected from unfair dismissal, amongst other things, the employee must have completed…

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Unfair dismissal of casuals; length of service

What follows is a classic unfair dismissal case which analyses the tests to apply when calculating the length of a…

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Long service leave for casuals in Western Australia

It is not as well understood as it should be, but in Western Australia casual employees are entitled to long…

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When will casual employment count towards unfair dismissal

When will casual service count towards the minimum employment period to be protected from unfair dismissal?; sec 383 Fair Work…

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Unfair dismissal and casual employees

A casual employee qualifies for protection from unfair dismiss if he or she has completed a period of employment of…

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Unfair dismissal rights of casual employees

Most* casual employees in Australia are protected from unfair dismissal if their employment exceeds the minimum employment period (12 months…

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Double dipping by casuals wound back (potentially)

In WorkPac v Skene (2018) FCAFC 131, a Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia held that an employee who…

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