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Consulates must yield to local IR laws: Bench

An Italian consulate has failed to convince a full Federal Court that it is immune from underpayment claims pursued under Australian IR laws by two former employees who signed contracts linking their entitlements to Italian legal and industrial arrangements.

Legislators need to deliver: Gig platform

Gig economy platform Deliveroo has called on legislators to help provide "the best of both worlds" to their riders by considering workplace law changes that would enable linking of benefits with the number of deliveries, without "sacrificing. . . flexible supplier agreements".

Woolworths vows to clean up act after FWO supply chain criticism

Woolworths says it will train head contractors on their IR obligations, require all cleaning contractors to use a third-party payroll system and increase its auditing, after an FWO investigation revealed the retailer contributed to a culture of non-compliance in its Tasmanian cleaning supply chain.

Bench opens door for more unfair dismissal claims

Workers on "outer limits" fixed-term contracts and long-term casuals have been given more latitude to pursue unfair dismissal claims after an FWC full bench decision that brings the accepted precedent on employer-initiated terminations into line with Fair Work Act provisions.


UK Uber ruling exposes underbelly of digital platforms: Academic

An academic has welcomed a UK appeal tribunal decision holding that Uber drivers are workers entitled to minimum wages and conditions, saying that it confirms that the employment models used by digital platform providers lack any legitimacy.




Employer faces penalties after misrepresentation ruling

A court has found an employer underpaid a worker by more than $230,000 because it "recklessly disguised the true legal nature" of a 20-year-plus employment relationship by classifying him as an independent contractor.