Showing 9 of 10 results for Employment law
11 Apr 2022
Ducks and roosters: The distinction between employee and independent contractor
What is meant by ‘employee’ and ‘contractor’ has changed over the years as the nature of work has evolved. John Wilson and Kieran Pender discuss the complexities of this distinction in light of two recent High Court cases. From the Autumn 2022 edition of Ethos.
20 Dec 2021
Vaccine mandates and ‘lawful and reasonable’ directions: What can an employee be made to do?
Controversy still lingers over the question of whether it is lawful and reasonable for an employer to require their employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19. John Wilson and Kieran Pender explore this question in light of a Fair Work Commission decision in December 2021. From the Summer 2021 edition of Ethos.
20 Oct 2021
Work experience, internship, or employment?
When is an intern an employee? John Wilson and Kieran Pender explore the potential legal pitfalls of the unpaid legal work experience placement. From the Spring 2021 edition of Ethos.
5 Jul 2021
The private lives of employees: Revisited
Are there limitations on an employee’s right to a private life? John Wilson and Kieran Pender discuss the evolution of employer oversight beyond the confines of the workplace in the context of recent public sector employment cases. From the Winter 2021 edition of Ethos.
18 Jun 2021
Having issues in the workplace?
30 Mar 2021
Searching for an elusive truth: Briginshaw in the workplace
The Briginshaw decision has become one of Australia’s most cited cases. For employment lawyers especially, Briginshaw adds a gloss to the standard of proof required in civil cases involving serious wrongdoing or the potential for particularly harsh consequences. In this article, John Wilson and Kieran Pender revisit the Briginshaw principle and its application in the workplace context. From the Autumn 2021 edition of Ethos.
14 Dec 2020
Contractual, Tortious and Statutory? The employer’s duty to provide a safe workplace
John Wilson and Kieran Pender discuss the obligation of employers to provide safe workplaces for their employees in light of the potential for Covid-19 transmission within the workplace. From the Summer 2020 edition of Ethos.
23 Sep 2020
Tips for managing the legal workforce as COVID-19 restrictions ease in the ACT
As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the Law Society’s Industrial Relations Committee has published a guide to help ACT Law Firms navigate HR questions related to this phase.
22 Sep 2020
Domestic violence and employer responsibilities
The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a significant proportion of the Australian workforce move to working from home, exacerbating the risk of domestic violence, and heightening the connection with a target’s employment. John Wilson, Kieran Pender and Rebecca Richardson discuss employer responsibilities to employees experiencing domestic violence. From the Spring 2020 edition of Ethos.