Legal and Court Decisions

June 1, 2011

Strict Liability for Labour Hirers

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has recently handed down the decision of Galea vBagtrans Pty Limited & Ors which will have a substantial impact on damages claims which arise as a […]
June 1, 2011

Unfair Dismissal – One

Is termination of an employee suffering from a degenerative medical condition unfair? In Davis v Lasting Changes Aged Care Services [2011] FWA788, Fair Work Australia (“FWA”) ruled on whether it was unfair to […]
June 1, 2011

Unfair Dismissal – Two

Unsuccessful challenge to an imperfect drug and alcohol test procedure In Ley v McMahon Contractors Pty Ltd [2011] FWA 694, Ley challenged his dismissal for alleged breach of the employer’s drug and alcohol […]
June 1, 2011

Unfair Dismissal – Three

“Exceptional circumstances” entitling an extension of time of an unfair dismissal application In Blythe v Moreton Bay Regional Practice Network Limited t/as Moreton Bay General Practice Inc. [2011] FWA 733, FWA did find […]
June 2, 2011

Head Contractor Liability for Accidents

Construction sites are fertile grounds for personal injury claims. The use of independent contractors is prevalent throughout the construction industry with head contractors utilising a wide range of specialists subcontractors to provide services […]
June 30, 2011

Reducting Labour Hire Costs – Top 10 Tips

10 Top tips for ‘host’ employers and principals 1. Safety first and foremost. Whether your workforce is made up of direct employees, contractors or labour hire workers, safety must always be a number […]