Contract, casual & contingent work (208 items)

Reforms, reviews urged for interim execs, 'dependent contractors' and more


It is "vital" that the gig market has regulation and a framework in the future of work, specialists say. Meanwhile a staffing industry association is considering promoting a new category of "dependent contractor", and universities want a review of education and skills mismatches. » more »

Swearing reinstatement overturned; Calls to extend Fair Work coverage; and more

An employer whose dismissal process was described as involving a plethora of deficiencies has won an appeal against reinstating the worker it sacked for swearing at and threatening his colleagues. Also in this article, a roundup of recent dismissal rulings; new submissions on extending the Fair Work Act; the extent of workplace boredom; and more. » more »

Seek predicts wages "shock"; Leaders divided about future of automation; and more

Seek has issued a warning on impending skills shortages and wages "shock", while new research shows leaders are divided on the impact of automation. Meanwhile, two reports highlight growing demand for IT talent; a union calls for "urgent" gig economy regulation; and more. » more »