SPC’s recent decision to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations will likely be a legal test for those Employers outside of Aged Care, Health and Child Care.  It is a test on several fronts but in particular the practical commercial implications of an Employer dealing with snap lockdowns, quarantining and work from home limitations coupled with legitimate health…

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Employers are now gradually winding down their operations in preparation for a (well-deserved) Christmas break. The break gives employers and employees an opportunity to reflect on the year. For some employers, they may encounter a situation where their employees, after reflecting on their employment over the break, decide to look for ‘greener pastures’. Illness might…

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Most of us have had a friend help us out around the house or yard whether it is to assist us with fencing, landscaping or assistance with house renovations or cleaning. If you find yourself agreeing to a friend helping you, beware that you may actually be found to be an employer. It sounds crazy…

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