employment contracts

High Court clarifies meaning of casual employment

In WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2021] HCA 23 (WorkPac) the High Court has overturned the decision of the Full Federal Court and confirmed that a casual employee is an employee who does not have a firm advance to continuing and indefinite work.  Such employment has to be assessed with respect to written contractual obligations of the parties, rather than the entirety of the relationship based on the conduct of the parties. [Read more…]

No implied term of mutual trust and confidence in employment contracts: Implications for employers

The High Court of Australia (High Court) has determined that employment contracts in Australia do not contain an implied term of mutual trust and confidence imposing an obligation on employers to treat their employees fairly or reasonably.

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