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Annualised salary deal didn't specify award opt-outs, says court

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.

Coalition to legislate stronger FWO powers next year

The Turnbull Government will introduce legislation early next year to give the Fair Work Ombudsman new examination powers and expressly prohibit employers from providing false and misleading information.

Coalition sets up migrant workers taskforce

Former ACCC chair Allan Fels will head a migrant workers taskforce that will advise the Coalition on policies to improve employment protections for overseas workers and monitor 7-Eleven's rectification of underpayments, Employment Minister Michaelia Cash announced this morning.


Time to think outside square on IR reform: McCallum

Australia should scrap long service leave and move to a leave-bank system, end "short-termism" and think outside the square to develop better IR policies, according to Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum.


Digital dark age: Unions tackle new frontier

Unions are threatening a class action to counter the practices of "Dickensian" digital marketplaces such as Airtasker, claiming that it is failing to ensure that workers who secure jobs through its platform are provided with minimum rates of pay.

Bid to halt Patrick takeover an abuse of process: Court

A court has dismissed an attempt by six former Patrick Projects employees to win an interlocutory injunction stop its takeover while they sue it and parent company Asciano for allegedly failing to adhere to an employment agreement and deed.