The countdown to Christmas is now on and we are in the midst of the headlong rush to get everything done and capitalise on any remaining opportunities before the Christmas lull. Busy period or not, Christmas causes a period of dislocation and volatility for most businesses. This dislocation and volatility mean that it is not ‘business as usual’ and for many businesses, it is the change that causes the problem.
A former Foodora Australia delivery rider recently won an unfair dismissal claim despite a service agreement that classified him as an independent contractor. We explore the implications of the case because the facts of this case are relevant to all businesses engaging contractors. (more…)Read more