Issue 36, 2018

Thursday, 26 July 2018
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Newsletters -
FWC Full Bench provides guidance on when it will extend the notice period for protected industrial action Employers sometimes seek that, if the Commission makes a protected action ballot order (PABO), it impose a longer period of notice of industrial action on a union beyond the standard 3 working days.
Thursday, 26 July 2018
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Newsletters -
When is an injury or illness work related? In most States, to be eligible for workers’ compensation the injured worker needs to show a link between the injury and their work, usually this is shown with medical evidence, in which a Doctor says that that a worker’s employment played a significant contributing factor to the injury.
Thursday, 26 July 2018
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Newsletters -
Recent US decision on delivery workers The Fair Work Ombudsman’s recent commencement of a prosecution of Foodora for falsely categorising delivery workers as independent contractors has again raised questions as to how Australian law differentiates between an independent contractor and an employee.