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Save us from $8bn leave ruling hit, employers ask Government

Employer groups have stepped up pressure on the Morrison Government to prevent casual workers "double dipping" by claiming annual leave on top of 25% pay loading in the wake of a crucial decision by the Full Federal Court last month.

Union, employer wrangle over correct award in overtime dispute

As the FSU and Travel Money Oz head to conciliation next Thursday over claims that the currency exchange business owes workers for unpaid overtime including attendance at "buzz nights", the parties are already at loggerheads over award coverage.


HR team member's advice slashes own redundancy

The FWC has slashed an HR employee's payout to zero after she "jumped the gun" and sought a reduced redundancy payment, having decided a post-maternity job offer was a demotion.

Industry super Bill stalls as Hayne's gaze comes to REST

The Coalition government bid to force industry superannuation funds to have one-third independent directors appears to have stalled in the wake of damning evidence about retail funds at the Hayne Royal Commission.

Foodora riders employees, says ATO

The Australian Tax Office and Revenue NSW separately formed the view that riders used by Foodora Australia Pty Ltd were employees rather than contractors, according to the voluntary administrators of the now-departed gig economy company.

Job service fails in bid to cut worker's redundancy

An employment service has failed to avoid a redundancy payout to a manager who refused its alternative job offer, the FWC finding that although pay and conditions were the same, it would have been a "backward step".


No backdown on penalty rates: Dutton

Liberal Party leadership challenger Peter Dutton has confirmed his support for cutting penalty rates, while trying to put forward other policy differences with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Fledgling union calls out Woolies deal over 'missing' $1 billion

As Woolworths, the SDA, AMIEU and AWU look to lock in an in-principle deal increasing penalty rates, delivering a potential $1100 sign-on bonus and grandfathering base rates, RAFFWU is holding out for an extra $1 billion it claims is owed by the retailer.