Contract, casual & contingent work (208 items)

Warning on EAs; Indemnity claim rejected; NAB extends DV paid leave; and more

A Federal Court ruling has implications for enterprise agreements covering small workforces, while the High Court has refused to rule on a labour hire indemnity dispute. In other news, NAB has extended its DV policies; developing mindfulness is crucial to inclusive leadership; and more. » more »

Demand for contingent workers heating up; Jobseeker intentions; and more

Contrary to popular perceptions, contingent jobs have been declining for less-skilled workers, and growth in non-permanent employment is occurring primarily in skilled and white-collar sectors, according to new research. Meanwhile, one in two workers intend to spend under three years with an employer before moving on, frontline employees feel left out of digital transformation projects, and more. » more »

Employers using labour hire to skirt obligations; Poor leadership pushing workers out; and more

Employers are using labour hire arrangements to keep wages down, rather than for flexibility, a Parliamentary committee has warned in recommending extending direct employee rights to on-hire workers. Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds of people leave their job because of poor leadership, an increasing number of employers are taking an unusual approach to engaging parents, and more. » more »