What are the legal elements of an employment relationship

There are occasions when it is quite difficult to determine from a legal perspective whether a relationship is that of…

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Employment contracts; what is required?

How to identify when an employment contract is born and what terms have been agreed. “Against the background of a…

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Employee or contractor? The High Court to rule

Today the High Court will hear an important case involving a dispute between a company and two of its truck…

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When does employment begin?; the law

This extract from a recent decision of a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission deals with the distinction between…

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The legal characteristics of an employment relationship

The following decision by a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission reveals the current chaos in the law about…

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Fair work cases; employee or contractor?

Australian law has developed a number of legal tests which are of assistance to the courts and tribunals when determining…

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Unfair dismissal; churches and ministers

The issue whether the legal nature of the relationship between a church and a minster or pastor in Australia is…

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Employment contracts; what formality is required?

An application for an unfair dismissal remedy was brought by an applicant who did cleaning work at the respondent’s hostel…

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What is an employment relationship? The Uber Eats case

The Fair Work Commission, in an important appeal, has held that an Uber Eats operator was not an employee, and…

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Denied contractual benefits in WA employment law

In the recent decision of Richards v Nicoletti [2016] WAIRC 00941, the WAIRC Full Bench has determined that there is no scope…

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