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Casual employees’ right to be converted to permanent employment – cost implications for employers

The recent decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato saw the Federal Court decide that a casually employed worker was actually a permanent employee.
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122 Modern Awards - a confusing maze for business

The Fair Work Ombudsman is vigorously prosecuting employers for breaches of awards and the Federal Court are making orders for very significant civil penalties where breaches are established.
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Dealing with injured employees when evidence of their capacity to safely return is light

A prudent employer, faced with an employee who has taken leave due to an illness or injury and wants to return to work, should consider what information it needs to be satisfied the employee can safely return to work.  This can prove difficult if the employee is non-communicative, refuses to provide information about the injury or condition beyond generic medical certificates or does not attend medical assessments.
  • 24 Apr 2017

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