The Fair Work Ombudsman is investigating whether Uber's engagement of drivers complies with Australian workplace laws, in what might be a test of the legal status of gig economy employment arrangements.
The National Farmers' Federation will argue the FWO has misconstrued the horticulture award's piecework provisions in a Federal Court case it believes has the potential to remove much of the incentive to work across the entire sector.
The FWC has cleared the road for the Metropolitan Fire Brigade to continue disciplinary action against a suspended firefighter who repeatedly made threatening and profane comments on public social media channels, including the MFB's own.
The owners of a Coffee Club café franchise have been fined more than $180,000 for taking advantage of a desperate 457 skilled visa worker who they first refused to pay and then forced to hand back $18,000 under threat of ending his sponsorship.
Queensland employers facing millions of dollars in backpay claims are calling on the Federal Court to quash an FWC full bench decision that apprentices' pay should be measured against the more generous federal award rather than the state award when conducting the BOOT.
The FWC has determined that Woolworths was justified in sacking a petrol station employee for refusing to hand over money and cigarettes to a "difficult" customer, who then walked off without paying for a Dare iced coffee and spinach ricotta roll.