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WorkPac v Rossato – High Court makes final decision on when casual employees are really casual employees

On: August 6, 2021

Introduction On 20 May 2020, the Full Court of the Federal Court delivered WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 and, by doing so, caused employers around the country…

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WorkPac v Rossato – not so casual after all

On: June 12, 2020

** UPDATE: On 4 August 2021, WorkPac was successful in its High Court appeal – see WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2021] HCA 23.  Mr Rossato was held to be a…

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Pleading Software ‘Pleader’ is an ALTACON Legal Technology Pitch Video Finalist

On: May 27, 2019
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Employment Law – Jurisdiction Tree

On: April 19, 2019
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Sergeant Andrew Russell Prize in Public International Law goes to Ryan Sutherland

On: April 19, 2019
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The Lemon v Mead appeal decision – Wealthy Family Provision applicants

On: April 19, 2019

The much-anticipated Court of Appeal decision in Lemon v Mead[1] was handed down in November 2017.  This decision is of interest to practitioners acting for clients who are wealthy but who claim…

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Family provision is not social welfare

On: April 19, 2019

Kohari v NSW Trustee & Guardian [2017] NSWSC 1080 This case provides another tragic example of the complexity of family relationships – particularly the relationship between a parent and a…

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When can a party be represented by a lawyer at the Fair Work Commission?

On: April 19, 2019

Guillemain v Woolworths Limited [2017] FWC 4236 considered this question in a recent decision by the Fair Work Commission (the FWC), delivered on 15 August 2017. Unlike in most courts and…

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Employee successfully claims discrimination due to pregnancy

On: April 19, 2019

On 6 July 2017, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia determined an employer had taken unlawful adverse action in dismissing an employee because of her pregnancy. Mrs Mahajan commenced work…

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Discovery in Estate Proceedings

On: April 19, 2019
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