How are casual employment contracts different?

How are casual employment contracts different?

A casual employment contract is fundamentally different to either a permanent or fixed term arrangement. Very few employers, or employees, have taken the time to fully understand the consequences of casual employment. What does it mean to be a casual employee? Casual...
Terminating an employee on Workers’ Compensation in NSW

Terminating an employee on Workers’ Compensation in NSW

Terminating an employee on workers’ compensation is a very delicate process and may expose you to significant liability if you don’t do it in the correct way. In particular, you may breach section 385 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (NSW) if you terminate in...
Is smoking in apartments allowed?

Is smoking in apartments allowed?

The question of whether owners and tenants are allowed smoking in their apartments is a major point of dispute amongst tenants, and a contentious topic. In Australia, NSW is the only jurisdiction which addresses this issue in law. What are my options? In November...
How procedural fairness can affect an unfair dismissal case

How procedural fairness can affect an unfair dismissal case

Procedural fairness should come into play when an employee is terminated from their workplace. They should be given the opportunity to defend themselves and provide a response to an employer’s allegations before any disciplinary action is taken. Termination of an...