Category Archives: Employment Law

Unfair Dismissal: When is Fair Fair?

Unfair dismissal is a legal action under the Fair Work Act 2009 available to employees who have had their employment terminated in a situation where their sacking is harsh, unjust, or unreasonable. Unfair dismissal is not the same as unlawful dismissal or wrongful dismissal. As ever, the devil is in

Contractor vs employee – Are your staff employees or contractors?

In the age of ‘just in time’ and the ‘flexible labour force’ a lot of employers have been tempted to get rid of employee overheads altogether and supply the labour needed through ‘contracts for services’ or labour-hire arrangements. So, when is someone an employee and when are they a contractor?Labour-hire