Fair work laws; volunteer or employee?

Fair work laws; volunteer or employee?

These passages from an unfair dismissal case before the Fair Work Commission deal with the sometimes vexed legal issue of…

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The legal test of employees, agents and volunteers

This extract from a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission in an unfair dismissal case contains a very useful…

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Unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal and repudiation

This extract from an appeal decision in the Fair Work Commission is another example of the complex legal issue of…

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Unfair dismissal; what is a casual employee?

This extract from a recent unfair dismissal case in the Fair Work Commission is an excellent summary of the legal…

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Unfair dismissal and the doctrine of repudiation

This extract from an unfair dismissal case turns upon the legal doctrine of repudiation, so often at the heart of…

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Fair work laws; what is a dismissal?

The Fair Work Act provides (sec 386) that a person has been dismissed if the person’s employment with his or…

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Employment records and the Privacy Act

The Commonwealth Privacy Act  prescribes what are named the Australian Privacy Principles (there are 13 of them  https://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/cth/consol_act/pa1988108/s6.html#australian_privacy_principle) and they…

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Workplace meetings and support persons

Section 387 of the Fair Work Act 2009 provides that in considering whether it is satisfied that a dismissal was…

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Unfair dismissal cases and premature applications

The Fair Work Commission regards itself as being able to determine an unfair dismissal case even though the application might…

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Fair work legal issue; employee or contractor?

This extract from a recent Fair Work Commission decision in an appeal contains a useful analysis of the legal principles…

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