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High Court Re-Establishes Casual Employment Test
On 4 August 2021 the High Court of Australia delivered its long-anticipated judgment in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato  HCA 23, unanimously finding that casual employment is characterised by no firm advance commitment as to duration or hours of work, with particular emphasis on the contractual arrangements between the parties. MORE.
Renato Moraes at BNAmericas on MP That Alters the Internet Civil Framework
Our partner Renato Franco de Moraes collaborated with BNamericas on the Provisional Measure issued by the government altering the Marco Civil da Internet with regard to the possibility of application providers and social networks to moderate their content. MORE.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Opens the Door to Medical Marijuana Discrimination Claims
Another day, another marijuana-related employment law development. This time, it’s Pennsylvania, where the Pennsylvania Superior Court, in a case called Palmiter v. Commonwealth Health Systems, Inc., held that employees can sue their employer for discrimination based on their status as certified users of medical marijuana. MORE.
Government Announces New Legislation on Winding up Petitions
Today, the Government has announced that the temporary insolvency measures brought in by CIGA 2020 will be phased out from 1 October 2021, and that the Government plans to introduce new legislation that will temporarily increase the current debt threshold for a winding up petition to £10,000. MORE.
Reinforced Labor Stability Rights: Urgent Judicial Proceeding Required
It is clear that a labor judge, in addition to having the competence to define or deny workers’ rights, has the technical tools to issue sentences – in this case dismissal authorizations – with greater technical and evidentiary rigor and in defense of economic equilibrium and social justice, as the ultimate goals of our labor system. MORE.