What are food delivery drivers - employees, independent contractors or neither?21 July 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
There is no doubt that online food delivery platforms such as UberEats, Foodora, Deliveroo and Menulog have attracted the attention of Australians in the last few years, and with Uber alone engaging over 62,000 drivers in Australia, it begs the question – are delivery food drivers employees,...
Job if you do, no job if you don’t15 July 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The topic of mandatory vaccination has become prominent in recent times due to COVID-19. As a result, the question of an employer’s ability to require employees to be vaccinated has been asked more frequently than ever before. So, can an employer make an employee get a vaccination?
Mental health and working from home during the pandemic30 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
As several states and territories enter lock down again, the blurring of the boundaries between work and personal life has become the norm in our current pandemic reality. While WFH arrangements are become increasingly necessary to minimising and responding to the transmission of COVID-19, this can...
Safety Update: NSW Code of Practice on managing psychosocial hazards at work7 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
SafeWork NSW have recently developed a Code of Practice to provide practical guidance on how to manage psychosocial hazards and risks at work. Mental Health awareness has become more prominent and workplaces need to address the importance of valuing psychological health as much as physical health.
Junior lawyer wins over $185,000 after employer breaches contract17 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
A highly paid junior lawyer negotiated with his employer to receive a significant share of the profits of the business as part of his remuneration. He sued his employer for making false and misleading representations by not paying him what was allegedly owed as per his contractual arrangements,...
Employers should not assume they can require employees to receive COVID-19 vaccination23 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
In a recent decision delivered by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) a childcare centre has been cleared of its decision to terminate Ms Bou-Jamie Barber’s employment due to her unwillingness to receive an influenza vaccination.