Israel Folau is claiming that Rugby Australia unlawfully sacked him because of his religion. The organisation, however, contends the rugby star violated the terms of its code of conduct by discriminating against LGBTQ people.
What makes Folau's case unique is that it sets up a clash between employment contract law and legal protections against discrimination on the basis of religion.
Comic Contracts can help bridge language and literacy barriers.
Comic contracts can meet all the requirements for contracts to be legally binding.
Family day care workers provide this essential service from their homes, but being classed as independent contractors means they lack many employment protections.
Family day care workers have much in common with home-based workers in the garment industry. But the latter are classed as employees, resulting in better representation and protected work conditions.
As the workforce ages, it's important to celebrate age diversity. We challenge five myths about older workers.
Many gig workers are vulnerable to work-related accidents, so what can be done to ensure they are insured for injury and illness?
Many vulnerable workers aren't covered for work-related injuries and illness. Employment law is largely a federal matter while compensation schemes are state-run, but there's a way to fix the problem.
A man convicted of child pornography access and possession has won an employment discrimination case against Suncorp.
Insurance company Suncorp refused to hire a man due to his prior convictions relating to child pornography. The Australian Human Rights Commission the employer discriminated against the man.
Sinclair’s employment contracts are kind of like a toll road. You have to pay to leave.
A purported contract between Sinclair and an anchor demanded a huge penalty if the employee quit. While many asked if that's legal, a more interesting question is why more companies don't do the same thing.
Former Brisbane Lions footballer Michael Close suffered a serious knee injury during a game at Etihad Stadium.
Michael Close's lawsuit raises questions about the legal liabilities of sporting clubs, venues and organisations.
The Taylor Review and the subsequent UK government's response do a bad job of proposing solutions.
Oprah Winfrey spoke about the women of the #MeToo movement as she accepted a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.
At the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey assured girls that the harassment scandals of 2017 will eventually lead to a brighter future. But deep workplace issues will have to be addressed first.
Major nations make labour rights a key part of trade deals. But what happens next?
When people get locked into the gig economy, it adversely affects other areas of their lives, from health to housing
Courts for all.
Free access to the legal system is a right that needs to be protected.
Theresa May: not bowing to pressure to ban zero-hours contracts.
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Two experts assess the prime minister's claim and what the evidence says about the impact of a ban.
People gather in Montreal to demand a $15 minimum hourly wage in Quebec and across Canada.
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The minimum wage is rising in many parts of Canada, but it masks the impact of seismic changes to the agriculture, food and retail industries brought about by new technologies.
Giving a reference is protected, in defamation law, by the common-law defence of qualified privilege.
In many cases, a reference will contain negative things about its subject. This is part of a reference’s design: the referee should give a full and frank assessment.
Academic Roz Ward was temporarily suspended from La Trobe University for her comments about the Australian flag on Facebook.
A new clause being embedded in a number of university contracts attempts to restrict academics from speaking freely in public debate about issues that are outside their area of research.
It’s not easy to walk away from an abusive relationship without the support of a flexible employer.
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It's uncommon internationally for workers to have a statutory right to paid domestic violence leave, but things may be shifting.
Employment Minister Michaelia Cash recognises the disadvantages faced by temporary migrant workers.
The taskforce must redesign Australia’s rather chaotic and unfair temporary labour migration program.
The paradox of autonomy?
Flexible work is on the rise but research shows it often leads to people working longer hours than they would otherwise.