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The 'gig' economy - what are workers' entitlements?

There has been an increase in workers choosing flexibility over job security by participating in the gig economy, where workers are paid per 'gig' they undertake.

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The Affects of Family and Domestic Violence on Employability

The effects of Family and Domestic Violence on Employability

Family and domestic violence (FDV) causes great human and economic cost to our community. One of the costs of domestic violence which is, perhaps, less readily recognised, is the...

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Courtroom fines

Significant fine imposed on unscrupulous employer who exploited a young worker

A recent decision demonstrates the commitment of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) to protecting vulnerable workers and punishing unscrupulous employers who attempt to exploit them....

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Exploitation

The 7 Eleven wage abuse scandal has prompted significant changes to laws to protect vulnerable workers

The 7 Eleven wage abuse scandal has prompted significant changes to laws to protect vulnerable workers

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Unfair dismissal win for truck driver in Adelaide

TWU member receives excellent result in Unfair Dismissal matter

Fraser Murray was employed by Reliable Petroleum (“Reliable”), a subsidiary business of Peregrine Corporation (commonly known for the OTR petrol/convenience stores). He was...

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unfair dismissal claims

How does a high income affect unfair dismissal claims?

From 1 July 2017 the high income threshold has increased $142,000 per annum. The high income threshold affects how modern awards apply to employees. But importantly, it is...

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How will changes to the South Australian Employment Tribunal affect you?

How will changes to the South Australian Employment Tribunal affect you?

Until now, the South Australian Employment Tribunal (“SAET”) has dealt exclusively with workers compensation matters. That’s now changed.

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Casual employees win right to convert to permanent employment

Casual employees win right to convert to permanent employment

In a significant decision, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (“FWC”) has ruled that every modern award should provide the right to casual employees to request that their...

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May Day March 2017 - Adelaide

May Day - a staunch reminder of hard fought workers’ rights

May Day is an event celebrated on 1 May annually. It commemorates the granting of the eight hour working day and is a time to remember the important contributions of all workers...

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