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Alert: Casual Conversion

Question: I have employed several employees on a casual basis for more than 12 months. I’ve heard that as of 1 October 2018, Award-covered casual employees are entitled to request conversion to part-time or full-time employment. What does this mean for me and what are my legal obligations? Answer: On 1 October 2018, all Awards…

UPDATE: ARE YOUR ‘CASUALS’ REALLY CASUALS?

This month we look at a recent Full Federal Court decision which found that an employee engaged as a casual and paid a casual loading was in fact a permanent employee and entitled to paid annual leave.  The employee was placed at a mine-site through a labour hire company – the employer (WorkPac). The employer…

Employment Update – July 2018 – Workplace bullying, performance management, and dismissals being effected “in person”

This month we examine a case which considered the definition of bullying and also commented on what constitutes reasonable performance management. We also briefly look at a case where an employer dismissed an employee by email. What constitutes bullying under the Fair Work Act 2009 The Fair Work Commission recently dismissed an anti-bullying order sought…

Update: Key Matters for Employers to be aware of in 2018

Employers Beware:  New labour hire licensing laws commenced this month. This month has seen the commencement of Queensland’s new Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (‘Act’).  The Act describes its main purpose as being to: (a)          protect workers from exploitation by providers of labour hire services; and (b)          promote the integrity of the labour hire industry.…

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