Asia Employment Law: Quarterly Review – Q1 2018

Asia Employment Law 2018 Q1
11 May 2018


Keeping abreast of employment-related legal developments can be challenging. To help you stay up to date, Corrs Chambers Westgarth contributes to the Asia Employment Law: Quarterly Review, a regular e-publication covering employment-related legal developments in 14 jurisdictions across Asia.

In their chapter this quarter, John and Anthony provide comment on several key employment law developments in Australia during the first quarter of this year and late in 2017, including:

  • the Fair Work Commission (FWC) finding that an Uber driver was an independent contractor and was therefore not able to pursue an unfair dismissal claim in Kaseris v Rasier Pacific VOF [2017] FWC 6610;
  • the FWC constraining parties’ use of ‘shadow lawyers’ in Fair Work Act (FW Act) proceedings  in Fitzgerald v Woolworths Limited [2017] FWCFB 2797; and
  • the announcement by the Australian Government that it will amend the FW Act to provide five days’ unpaid domestic violence leave to all federal system employees.

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The Asia Employment Law: Quarterly Review provides general advice only and should not be treated as a substitute for legal advice. While care has been taken by each participating law firm to ensure that details relating to their respective jurisdiction are correct, no responsibility can be taken by any of the participating law firms for losses arising from reliance upon the contents of this Report.

Should you have any specific questions, please contact John Tuck or Anthony Forsyth.




The content of this publication is for reference purposes only. It is current at the date of publication. This content does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Legal advice about your specific circumstances should always be obtained before taking any action based on this publication.


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