Unfair dismissal; reduction in hours or pay for casuals

A decision by an employer to reduce the hours of a casual employee or remuneration can constitute a termination of…

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How to determine whether casual employment is “regular and systematic”

Here is an extract from an important Fair Work Commission appeal which sets out how the law determines whether a…

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Casual employees; has there been a dismissal?

It is reasonably common for an employer of casual employees to claim in an unfair dismissal case in the Fair…

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Casual employees; statutory vs common law status

There is a substantial distinction in Australia between the common law concept of a casual employee and the test under…

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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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