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WorkPac decision allowing “double dipping” appealed to the High Court

By 18 June, 2020 June 30th, 2020 No Comments

On 20 May 2020, the decision of Workpac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 was handed down by the Full Federal Court and left the door open for casual employees to claim leave entitlements. You can read more about this decision here.

Yesterday, WorkPac Pty Ltd confirmed that it has sought special leave to appeal the decision to the High Court of Australia. In announcing this, Workpac said that the decision, as it currently stands, “would overturn the commonly accepted understanding of casual employment in Australia, where employees receive a higher rate of pay in lieu of leave entitlements”.

In support of their application to appeal, Workpac has relied on evidence that suggests that businesses could potentially face claims from casual employee’s worth up to a total of $14.2 billion.

If you would like to know more, please reach out on (08) 6188 3340 or email Elizabeth McLean at libbi@pragma.law.

Read the decision of Workpac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 here.

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