Is The Law Keeping Up With Workplace Arrangements?
- Updates to JobKeeper legislation
- Who is considered a legacy employer
- What's new under 2.0?
The casual conundrum continues
- With the lack of definition of casual employee in the Fair Work Act, employers have been turning to the common law. Including the critical engagement, commitment, and conduct.
- Including case overviews of WorkPac v Skene  FCAFC 131 and WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato  FCAFC 84
- Practical tips for managing your casuals
- Key clauses to examine in casual contracts
- Modern award casual conversion
- Reasonable business grounds
- Defining contract/on-demand work
- Including case overviews of CFMMEU v Personnel Contracting  FCAFC 122 and Amita Gupta v Portier Pacific and Uber Eats  FWCFB 1698
- How the gig economy platform for on-demand work is likely to drive legal reform
Modern awards and underpayments
- Modern award system and compliance and complexities
- Underpayments as the biggest risk facing employers
- Role of the Fair Work Ombudsman and the recent guidance on self reporting
- Working groups overview
- Award simplification, proposal by Council of Small Business Organisations
- Enterprise bargaining, covering the problem of the BOOT
- Additional suggested reforms including "safe harbour" provisions using approved payroll software and casual conversion for all