Contract, casual & contingent work (146 items)


Government appeal on personal leave; Dismissal fair despite flaw; and more

The Federal Government is appealing last month's ruling on personal leave entitlements, which if left unaddressed could cost employers up to $2 billion a year. Also in this article, a dismissal upheld despite its flaws; manager capabilities ranked by industry; and more. » more »






Casuals claiming $12m in class action; Discrimination now top reason for pay gap

A union has launched a class action on behalf of long-term casuals, seeking annual leave entitlements estimated at $12 million. Also in this article: discrimination accounts for a growing proportion of reasons behind the gender pay gap. » more »




Double maternity leave at half pay not counted towards service; Gig workers happier; and more

An employee who spread 16 weeks of maternity leave pay over 32 weeks has failed to convince a court that the extra 16 weeks should also count towards her service. Also in this article: recent dismissal rulings; Australia and New Zealand's best employers; and why gig workers have better mental health than the rest of the working population. » more »