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Commercial and Business Law September 15, 2019

WHEN CAN A CASUAL REQUEST TO BE TREATED AS FULL OR PART TIME EMPLOYEE?

During October 2018, the Fair Work Commission determined to include in most (but not all) Modern Awards a “casual conversion” provision. By Ron Gorick, Partner This provision means that an employee who is engaged as a casual employee, who had been employed for at least 12 months and who during that period worked a pattern […]

Commercial and Business Law September 9, 2019

HOW “CASUAL” IS THIS?

Over the recent past there has been debate and controversy in respect of casual employment. By Ron Gorick, Partner Casual employment is not uncommon. In many instances, casual employment suits both parties to the arrangement. While a casual employee does not have “security of tenure” the employee is to be paid the required casual loading, […]

Commercial and Business Law September 1, 2019

ACCESSORIAL LIABILITY FOR FAIR WORK ACT BREACHES

The Fair Work Act has provisions in respect of holding persons in an employer’s organisation or outside advisors personally liable for breach of the Fair Work Act, if they were aware of the contravention. By Ron Gorick, Partner   Accessorial liability extends to such persons as company directors, human resource managers, other managers and accountants. […]