Is it time for junior lawyers to be covered by an Award?

A recent article in the Financial Review published on 21 January 2020 suggested that top tier law firms are reviewing more graduates’ hours and workloads due to potential underpayments (David Marin Guzman & Hannah Wootton, published on 21 Jan 2020, Financial Review).¹  Further, it has been … Read more about Is it time for junior lawyers to be covered by an Award?

FWC’s powers to amend applications and award costs (on its own motion), confirmed

The recent FWC Full Bench decision in Creative Every Day Pty Ltd t/as Sameway Magazine v Ms Yin Fun Leung1 on 9 August 2019, confirmed the Commission’s powers to amend unfair dismissal applications and award costs on its own motion, without any application by any party. The decision confirms FWC’s … Read more about FWC’s powers to amend applications and award costs (on its own motion), confirmed

UK Superior Court knocks back Uber independent contractor model

A UK Superior Court knocks back the Uber independent contractor model ( pending any further appeal by Uber). The decision affirmed an earlier Tribunal finding that Uber drivers were workers. The decision comes just over a month after the Fair Work Commission found a Foodora driver an employee. Is … Read more about UK Superior Court knocks back Uber independent contractor model

Not really an independent contractor…

Foodora employee, Mr Klooger, was found last week by the Fair Work Commission to be an employee and not a contractor despite sub-contracting his work to other food delivery workers (Mr Klooger v Foodora Australia Pty Ltd).1 Mr Klooger was engaged as a delivery worker for Foodora when his services … Read more about Not really an independent contractor…

Is my position redundant if my employer changes my role and offers me a different “same paying” role?

Often employees enquire about whether their position is redundant when their employer changes their role. The basic amount of redundancy pay that an employee is entitled to is set out in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).¹ Depending on whether an enterprise agreement applies to them, or the terms of … Read more about Is my position redundant if my employer changes my role and offers me a different “same paying” role?