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Over the last year most offices have been ghost towns due to COVID-19 restrictions with many office workers working from home. While we are still in the middle of a global pandemic, Australia is in the unique position where, due to our low COVID-19 numbers, most office workers are now able to return to the office.
This article first appeared in Lawyers Weekly on 18 December 2020. As 2019 turned into 2020, the team at CIE Legal planned the year ahead and coalesced around a “back to basics” mantra. I shared it with you at the start of March and promised to provide an update later in the year, writes Peter George. When, in… Read more »
In a decision which appears to have further broadened the scope of what constitutes ‘regular and systematic employment’ for casual employees, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has upheld an appeal by a former employee seeking to have her prior period of casual employment counted towards the minimum employment period needed to pursue an unfair dismissal claim.
In April, we provided two updates on the National Cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct (the Code) for existing tenancies. In Part 1, we outlined what the Code was and what it proposed to change in the relationship between landlords and tenants (once the Victorian laws were passed). In Part 2, we looked at what your… Read more »