Unfair dismissal; jurisdiction issues for employers

In this extract from a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission, the Commissioner sets out the principles which the…

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How to determine whether a person is an employee or contractor

What follows is an extract from a decision of the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia in an…

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Unfair dismissal; employee, contractor, volunteer or friend?

The following extract from a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission is an excellent summary of the legal principle…

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Unfair dismissal; person may be employee and contractor

In certain circumstances, in this case the fitness industry, a person may legitimately be an employee of an employer and…

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The proper way to test whether an employee is casual

It is implicit in the recent WorkPac case, in which a very senior Full Court of the Federal Court of…

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Unfair dismissal; employee or contractor?

“As a senior member of the Fair Work Commission in the following extract from an unfair dismissal decision makes clear,…

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Fair work tests; employee or contractor?

  Here is an excellent extract from a decision of the Federal Circuit Court in a general protections claim which…

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Fair work cases; employee or contractor?

In the following extract from a decision of the Fair Work Commission, Deputy President Beaumont, who is based in Perth,…

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Unfair dismissal; employee or contractor?

The cases which are regarded as the leading authorities on the issue of whether a person is an independent contractor…

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A new way of putting it; employee or contractor?

The jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Australia (and to a lesser extent the Federal Circuit Court of Australia) is…

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