Pendlebury
workplace law

Pendlebury Workplace Law is a specialist workplace relations and employment law legal practice based in Sydney.

Casual Employment

Casual Employees and the National Employment Standards

Casual employees and the National Employment Standard (NES) Only certain NES entitlements apply to casual employees.  These are: 2 days unpaid carer’s leave and 2 days unpaid compassionate leave per occasion; maximum weekly hours; community service leave (except paid jury service); a day off on a public holiday, unless reasonably requested to work by the […]

Brooke Pendlebury
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Casual Employment


Casual Employment

Williams v MacMahon Mining Services Pty Ltd [2010] FCA 1321 (30 November 2010).    The Federal Court found in this case that a mining worker (Williams) in Western Australia who was engaged as a “casual”, was not a “genuine casual” employee, and so he was entitled to permanent employment benefits.  The Federal Court ruled that the […]

Brooke Pendlebury
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Casual Employment, News


Changes to Penalty Rates – more than 100 hearing days

The employer bid to change penalty rates is shaping as a massive case in the Fair Work Commission that will run until late next year, with almost 200 witnesses to be called over  The Fair Work Commission’s President, Justice Iain Ross, outlined the scale of the case, and set out the timetable for hearings by […]

Brooke Pendlebury
Monday, December 29, 2014
Casual Employment, Entitlements, News


Job Application Form Discriminatory

Woolworths were found to have discriminated against online job applicants by requiring them to provide their gender, date of birth and proof of their right to work in Australia, as ruled by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The Tribunal said the requirement to provide the information breached the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act, and that Woolworths could […]

Brooke Pendlebury

Casual Employment, General Protection Claims, News