FAQs matching Employment Law

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What are some of the reforms included in the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (TSS)?

Practice Areas: Employment Law, Immigration

The TSS visa has introduced an occupation list that is more refined in the targeting of occupation lists, and aims to be better aligned with any skills...

How are enterprise agreements made?

Practice Areas: Employment Law, Employment Agreements

Upon the conclusion of the bargaining process and a draft agreement has been created, a number of steps are to be followed to ensure the validity of the...

Can a notice of resignation made at an emotional moment or under duress be withdrawn?

Practice Areas: Employment Law

Although the autonomy of the individual has been recognised, the common law does make a qualification where the retraction of notice may be permissible...

Do children have the capacity to enter into an employment contract?

Practice Areas: Employment Law

The general rule of capacity to enter into a contract is still applicable when it comes to employment contracts and minors. If we look towards the common...

Does an employer have to provide a reference if you ask for one?

Practice Areas: Employment Law

Before exploring the legalities in regards to employment references, we should perhaps begin with the more basic question, on whether or not an employer...

What are the characteristics of an independent contractor?

Practice Areas: Employment Law

In trying to ascertain whether or not an employee is a contractor, a useful gauge is to look at the relationship between the employer and employee with...

What happens to an employment contract if there is a change to position or remuneration?

Practice Areas: Employment Law

For the most part, employers may make changes to the position and remuneration without the need to vary or terminate the contract – but it is a matter...

What obligations do employers owe visa holders?

Practice Areas: Employment Law

For holders of a Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa, there are a number of employer obligations that are owed to the holder, and include the...

What are the characteristics of casual employment?

Practice Areas: Employment Law

The hallmark of casual employment is that the hours of work are irregular, and there are no expectations or certainties when it comes to weekly hours,...

What are the sources of the terms and conditions of a contract of employment?

Practice Areas: Employment Law

The terms and conditions within an employment contract can be derived from a number of sources which may include: the terms within a written or oral,...


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