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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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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What is an employment contract

What is an employment contract? Many people who call me up for advice, both employers and employees, deny when I…

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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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Employment relationship?; the control test explained

  The most fundamental and generally important fair work issue is whether the relationship between parties is that of employment…

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Unsigned employment contracts; what is the effect?

I am sometimes asked (most often when an employee is seeking to evade the effect of a restraint of trade)…

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The concept of “disguised employment”

Contracts of service vs contracts for services; “It is important to bear in mind that there can be no employment…

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Remedies for repudiation or material breach of employment contract

Remedies for repudiation of employment contract “A breach of a contract by repudiation occurs when a party evinces an intention…

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How very droll; the essential elements of an employment relationship

What is required to constitute a legal employment relationship? The elements required in the formation of a contract were set…

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What is required for a legal employment relationship to be formed?

Although not common, some employment law issues revolve around whether or not the relationship between the parties is to be…

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