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Self-employed leans more to entrenched gender roles for parents

The Judith Lumley Centre at Latrobe University has recently published research which indicates that self-employed workers often fall back to gender expectations while working at home in self-employed work. Australian culture is at least partly responsible for this behaviour, where…

Employer obligations to consult with ‘Award and Agreement free’ employees

A recent ruling by the Fair Work Commission’s Deputy President Ian Masson highlighted the exposure employees have who are not covered by an Award or Enterprise Agreement. In July 2020, the Applicant made an unfair dismissal application to the Fair…

Employers warned about social media communication with employees

AMJK Pty Ltd t/a Bloom Bar & Lounge (Employer) dismissed an employee for what they determined to be “unreliability and lack of cooperation” conduct. The employer described the employee as “difficult and demanding” with a “tendency not to turn up…