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Casual employment clarified as High Court hands down highly anticipated Rossato judgment

Australia - August 5 2021 The High Court has overturned a highly debated Full Federal Court decision that entitled long-term casuals to claim leave and pay entitlements…

Annie Smeaton.

Five top tips for effective notetaking in schools

Australia - June 18 2021 Effective notetaking is essential for meeting your reporting obligations and protecting your staff and students when an incident occurs. Read our five…

Annie Smeaton.

What happens if a school fails to follow the correct processes when dismissing an employee?

Australia - June 18 2021 In Parris v Trustees of Edmund Rice Education Australia t/a St Kevin’s College [2021] FWC 2341, the Fair Work Commission considered whether the…

Impairments, inappropriate behaviour and discrimination in schools - what you need to know

Australia - June 18 2021 BB v State of Queensland [2020] QCAT 496, provides insight into the importance of considering the needs and interests of the student, other peers in…

Annie Smeaton.

Minimum wage to increase; delays for COVID-19 affected awards

Australia - June 17 2021 The national minimum wage will increase to $772.60 per week (or $20.33 an hour) from 1 July 2021. The weekly rate is based on a 38-hour week for a…

Belinda Winter.