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Foodora for thought! What does the fair work commission's decision that a foodora rider was an employee mean for the 'gig economy'?

Australia - January 21 2019 On 16 November 2018, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) found that Joshua Klooger, a Foodora delivery rider, was an employee of Foodora. Foodora's...

Kristy Peacock Smith.

Foodora for thought!

Australia - November 30 2018 What does the Fair Work Commission's decision that a Foodora rider was an employee mean for the 'gig economy'? On 16 November 2018, the Fair Work...

Hamish Fraser, Kristy Peacock Smith.

Engaging with employees about their health and well-being

Australia - September 25 2018 The challenges associated with the management of mental health issues at work are many and varied. What happens in the case of a "presumed disability"...

Kristy Peacock Smith.

"But their contract says 'casual'!?!" - full federal court decision a reminder that 'casual' employees may actually be permanent staff

Australia - September 25 2018 The entitlement to annual, sick and other paid leave depends on whether an employee is employed on a permanent (full-time or part-time) or casual...

Kristy Peacock Smith.

Australia's regulatory approach to the issue of modern slavery

Australia - July 2 2018 Current statistics suggest there are more than 40 million victims of modern slavery worldwide, with over half of the victims being exploited in the...

Kristy Peacock Smith.