Contract, casual & contingent work (160 items)

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 »

Intoxication dismissal harsh; FWC rejects stay application; Labour hire licensing; and more

The Fair Work Commission has found it was harsh to sack an employee who claimed work incidents caused him to fail a random blood-alcohol test. Meanwhile, an employer criticised for massive procedural fairness failings is appealing an unfair dismissal ruling; a third state is introducing labour hire licensing; and more. » more »