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Woolworths vows to clean up act after FWO supply chain criticism

Woolworths says it will train head contractors on their IR obligations, require all cleaning contractors to use a third-party payroll system and increase its auditing, after an FWO investigation revealed the retailer contributed to a culture of non-compliance in its Tasmanian cleaning supply chain.

Bench opens door for more unfair dismissal claims

Workers on "outer limits" fixed-term contracts and long-term casuals have been given more latitude to pursue unfair dismissal claims after an FWC full bench decision that brings the accepted precedent on employer-initiated terminations into line with Fair Work Act provisions.


UK Uber ruling exposes underbelly of digital platforms: Academic

An academic has welcomed a UK appeal tribunal decision holding that Uber drivers are workers entitled to minimum wages and conditions, saying that it confirms that the employment models used by digital platform providers lack any legitimacy.




Employer faces penalties after misrepresentation ruling

A court has found an employer underpaid a worker by more than $230,000 because it "recklessly disguised the true legal nature" of a 20-year-plus employment relationship by classifying him as an independent contractor.

Airtasker says its bidders not employees

The Airtasker online jobs marketplace has told a Senate inquiry that it does not check whether those bidding for work are independent contractors.

Unions knowingly involved in wildcat strike: Court

The Federal Court has found that while AMWU, CFMEU and AWU organisers did not "instruct", "advise" or "encourage" employees at a Victorian paper mill to walk off the job for three days, they and the unions were knowingly involved in the unlawful strikes.