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In a decision delivered on 5 July 2017, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) held that, subject to certain restrictions, modern awards should be varied to enable casual employees to request to convert to full-time or part-time employment after 12 months.
In this eBulletin we take a look at the FWC's decision and discuss the likely ramifications for employers.
In a recent decision in the Federal Court, a person who made a statutory declaration in support of a progress claim was found personally liable under the Australian Consumer Law as a result of untrue statements made in the statutory declaration.
This eBulletin discusses this decision and how it highlights the importance of making diligent enquiries before signing and submitting statutory declarations in support of progress claims. Read more...