Mandating vaccinations and mask-wearing at work: continuing uncertainty despite new guidance

Understandably, many Australian employers are confused about what they can and can't do when it comes to mandating vaccinations for employees against COVID-19 or taking other measures, such as requiring employees to wear masks in the workplace.  Robust workplace protections for employees means that most Australian employers are conflicted between respecting [...]

2021-11-18T11:54:06+10:00August 13th, 2021|

Rossato case – High Court rules on casuals

In what is largely a victory for common sense, the High Court has overturned on appeal the Federal Court's May 2020 decision in WorkPac v Rossato[1] that a worker employed as a casual and paid a casual loading was nevertheless entitled to non-casual employment entitlements. Background The 2020 Rossato decision followed [...]

2021-08-06T10:55:49+10:00August 6th, 2021|
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