What is casual employment? Ducks which quack again

“The Collins English Dictionary, Australian Edition, defines the term “casual” to mean:“1. Happening by accident or choice;6. occasional or irregular: casual visits: a casual labourer.”The Concise Oxford Dictionary, 10th Edition, defines “casual” to mean:“2. Not regular or firmly established – (of a worker) employed on a temporary or irregular basis.”In Reed v Blue Line Cruises […]

Unfair dismissal: who is protected?

An employee whose income exceeds the high income threshold (currently $142,000) is not protected under the Fair Work Act from unfair dismissal unless his or her employment is covered by an enterprise agreement or modern award; s.382 This issue of coverage can be very complex and difficult to assess. Here is an example of the […]