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Australian court overturns Rossato decision on casual employment
30/08/2021
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High Court of Australia
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Michael Michalandos
Michael Michalandos (pictured) is a partner, and Michael Starkey, Lucienne Gleeson, and Liz Pearson are associates at Baker McKenzie in Sydney

In its 2020 decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato, the Full Court of the Federal Court held that a casual mineworker engaged on a series of “assignment by assignment” casual contracts was not a true casual employee for the purposes of the National Employment Standards.

 


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