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Case review 21/09/2022
In a recent decision that particularly affects workers in the gig economy, the Fair Work Commission found that a Deliveroo rider was an independent contractor, and not an employee. The decision is a reminder to employers that comprehensive, written agreements assist significantly in the proper characterisation of worker relationships. In this article we review the decision and provide some key takeaways for employers.
Restrictions on non-disclosure agreements to be imposed by the Victorian Government for sexual harassment claims in the workplace
The Victorian Government has announced that it will legislate to restrict the use of NDAs in workplace sexual harassment cases, potentially changing the management and resolution of sexual harassment claims. Employers and their insurers will need to consider the implications for the coverage of sexual harassment claims and how they are settled.