Fair work law; employee or contractor

The take away food delivery industry is providing interesting Fair Work Commission decisions about the distinction between an employer/employee relationship…

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Employment law; which jurisdiction?

The following extract from a recent unfair dismissal case of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission is an excellent summary…

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Employment law and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

This a decision of the Federal Circuit Court which explains the nature of its small claims jurisdiction arising out of…

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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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Appeals against the Fair Work Commission

It is very, very rare for a decision of the Fair Work Commission to be capable of being reviewed by…

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Fair Work coverage and national system employers

The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has dismissed an unfair dismissal claim made by a Housing and Property Service Officer…

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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 and redundancy

The Fair Act provides that it is a complete jurisdictional defence to an unfair dismissal claim if the termination of…

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Dismissals involving the general protections

Sec 365 of the Fair Work Act entitles a person to apply to the Fair Work Commission to deal with…

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Fair Work system; how it works

The Fair Work Act’s coverage The Fair Work Act essentially covers the workplace and industrial relations issues which arise from…

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