Fair Work Australia

Classifying Casual Workers Compliantly

October 6, 2022

Casual Employment Classification The meaning of casual employment has evolved and been upheld many times through common law. Under the Fair Work Act, a casual employee is classified as such if they have accepted an offer of employment where there is no firm advance commitment to ongoing work with an agreed pattern of work There …

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Wage Theft: Financial Crime Or Payroll Mistake?

October 5, 2022

Public discourse around wage theft generally devolves into accusations of big businesses ripping their employees off intentionally, but many other instances of the crime occurring are inadvertent, due to the complexity of Australia’s payrolling system. Wage theft appears across a broad range of industries and disproportionately impacts young people, overseas students, migrant workers and women, …

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Fair Work Commission’s Minimum Wage Decision

October 3, 2022

Minimum Wages From 1 July 2022, the minimum hourly wage for Australian workers has been raised from $20.33 to $21.38 by the Fair Work Commission in a landmark decision. The decision sets the pay of at least 2.7 million Australians on the national minimum or awards. In fact, the proportion of all Australian employees dependent …

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