Law firm Maurice Blackburn says that after a court judgment today almost 10,000 workers with intellectual disabilities are set to receive more than $100 million in compensation for the Federal Government's alleged indirect disability discrimination when it required that their pay be fixed using its wage assessment tool.
An internal investigations unit will replace 7-Eleven's wage repayment panel, while biometric thumb-printing, CCTV and facial recognition will complement a centralised payroll system, as part of a new compliance deed between the retailer and the FWO.
The FWO should given the same power the ATO has to recover unpaid super from employers, according to a new report commissioned by industry funds that estimates companies are underpaying compulsory entitlements by at least $3.6 billion a year.
The CFMEU has been granted access to documents supporting prospective agreements between the AWU and a major labour supplier after expressing concern that the deals negotiated by its fellow union failed the BOOT.
The Senate economics committee is due to report today on its review of the "backpacker tax" bills, under which employers will be placed on a public register that the FWO can access to ensure they are complying with IR laws.
A director who appears to be operating a "phoenix" labour hire company and his former HR manager have been penalised $25,000 for their knowing involvement in unlawfully deducting $130,000 from the wages of 102 Crown Casino and Federation Square cleaners and providing false records to the FWO.
A court has cleared the way for an employee to pursue claims for $29,000 in allegedly unpaid overtime and lunch breaks after finding her employment contract failed to specify the provisions of the clerks award that would be bought out in her annualised salary.