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.
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.
A court has admitted the affidavit of an aircraft engineer who cannot be cross-examined due to Alzheimer's, giving him a second shot at pursuing more than $300,000 in entitlements allegedly accrued while misclassified as a contractor.
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.
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.
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".
As the SDA prepares to take a proposed deal to Woolworths workers, its rival union is backing a store supervisor's application to terminate the retailer's 2012 national agreement and claw back $1 billion in alleged underpayments.
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.