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Employment Law Advice

Employed Or Independent Contractor

Employment vs Independent Contractor: the High Court decides The question of whether a worker is characterised as an independent contractor or an employee for the purposes of the Fair Work Act 2009 has significant consequences for employers, not least of which is...

Managing the Risks of Working in Heat

  Working in Heat As summer is approaching and it continues to get hotter, working in the heat becomes increasingly hazardous for Australian workers. When the human body is unable to maintain a constant temperature required to function, it can lead to overheating and...

Anti-Discrimination Laws And Vegetarianism

Food for thought Vegetarianism is the practice of not eating meat or fish, usually for moral, religious, or health reasons. Taking that one step further, veganism is the practice of not eating or using any animal products at all. But are these practices and the...

High Court Decision Comcare v Banerji

High Court Decision handed down in Comcare v Banerji [2019] HCA 23   The High Court of Australia has handed down its verdict in the matter of Comcare v Banerji. Read our previous blog here for a summary of the case. The High Court ultimately ruled that the APS...