Soldier by day, triathlete by night4 March 2022 | Insurance & Health Law
Was an employee of the Defence Force entitled to workers compensation for injuring himself while competing in a triathlon which was unrelated to the Army?
It’s all in what’s written: High Court lays down the law for the contractor/employee dichotomy28 February 2022 | Insurance & Health Law
Following a detailed examination of the terms of the contract between the parties, which was wholly in writing, and a clarification of how Courts should approach these questions, the majority of the High Court of Australia found that the character of the contract between the parties was one of an...
High Court decision regarding change of status from employee to independent contractor28 February 2022 | Insurance & Health Law
The High Court found that two individuals, who were initially employed by a company and then released to be engaged as independent contractors by the same company, were from the time of the new engagement independent contractors and not employees.
Worker successfully appeals dismissal of claim due to error and matter remitted back to be determined by new Arbitrator8 December 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Appellant developed upper limb symptoms, which were later confirmed to be the result of cervical pathology, and alleged the cervical pathology and upper limb symptoms occurred due to her work with the Respondent. The issue was whether or not the condition was caused by her work, or by...
All you need to know about mandatory vaccinations8 September 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
As Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes increasingly available yet for the most part inoculation remains voluntary, the question of whether employers can mandate vaccinations as a pre-condition for working remains. This update will provide some insight into this much asked question as well...
High Court resolves casual employees’ entitlements in landmark decision of Rossato16 August 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
In a highly awaited decision regarding casual employees’ entitlements, the High Court of Australia (HCA) has delivered its landmark decision overturning a Full Federal Court decision by denying Mr Rossato the ability to obtain benefits under the National Employment Standards (NES).