Employment contracts; how are they made?

Employment contracts can be oral or written, or oral and written or oral, written and implied. “The terms of a…

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Employment contract claims in Western Australia

Employment contract claims in the WA Industrial Relations Commission In addition to its powers to deal with certain unfair dismissal…

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The enforceability of unsigned employment contracts

Is an unsigned contract of employment enforceable? Contracts of employment form the basis of the working relationship between an employer…

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Unfair dismissal; employee or office bearer?

Persons who are officers of companies under the Corporations Act, such as directors and company secretaries, may or may not…

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Illustrated or comic employment contracts

A trend has emerged in the past year or so for employers to make a contract with an employee by…

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Interpreting employment contracts extrinsically

Much of my work involves advising employees and employers about disputes between them in relation to contractual entitlements. This is…

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Work experience/ internship or employment?

The Fair Work Commission recently dealt with an unfair dismissal case brought by a young law graduate who had been…

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Interpreting employment contracts

Many of the cases which come before the industrial tribunals involve a dispute about the meaning of an employment contract….

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Employment law issues; contract of service

There are many circumstances in which it is necessary to determine whether the relationship between parties is that of employer…

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Resolving workplace contract disputes

Many of my clients, both employers and employees, encounter disputes about what is meant by a contract of employment, particularly…

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