In reasons now published for extending COVID-19 variations to the clerks award despite ASU arguments they are no longer needed, an FWC full bench says Victoria's "second surge" in cases highlights continuing risk and uncertainty.
An FWC full bench has adjourned the union application to introduce a paid pandemic leave entitlememt for award-covered health and community workers required to self-isolate during the coronavirus crisis.
The SDA has failed to head off a double whammy for retail workers whose Sunday penalty rates fall this week despite a delay to minimum wage increases, after an FWC full bench found there was no presumption they should be aligned.
The FWC has extended COVID-19 variations in the fast food, retail, health industry and other awards, while adding new safeguards to extended flexibility measures in the clerks, hospitality and vehicle awards.
The SDA has applied to stave off next month's scheduled cut to retail workers' Sunday penalty rates to avoid a double whammy after the FWC minimum wage panel decided not to lift their pay until next year.
The ACTU and the Victorian Government in supplementary submissions to the FWC's annual wage review have maintained their requests for real wage increases, while the AiG has fallen into line with ACCI and backed a freeze.
Thirteen major law firms have dropped their application for temporary changes to the Legal Services Award in response to the coronavirus, a month after the ASU demanded they prove the changes were necessary.
A judge has shot down an ER manager's bid to represent her employer in an adverse action case in which she is accused of criminal behaviour, observing that her own interests might "colour" her ability to effectively perform the role.