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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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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