A full Federal Court has opened the way for a former coach of national swimming champions to pursue a six-year underpayment claim after quashing a finding that an award did not cover his role as he was overqualified and worked at too high a level.
The FWC has tentatively decided, of its own motion, to reinstate a COVID-19 flexibility schedule to the graphic arts award, after it received an incompetent application from an industry representative body.
An FWC full bench has approved a Restaurant and Catering Industrial proposal to streamline restaurant award classifications, exempt higher-paid workers from key award conditions for more pay and introduce all-in allowances, but has provided for its fairness and efficiency to be reviewed after nine months.
Leading wealth management company Ord Minnett is facing a $230,000 underpayment claim from a commission-based former advisor who is pursuing his minimum award rate and leave entitlements dating back to 2015, plus penalties.
FWC President Iain Ross will next week convene a private conference of employers groups, unions and federal and NSW governments to canvass possible temporary changes to awards in response to the COVID-19 lockdown in Greater Sydney, after a request today from the ACTU.
Parties have been given until next Monday to provide feedback on questions being used to frame research commissioned by the FWC as part of its major review of family and domestic violence leave entitlements.
The FWC will consider Menulog's application to create an On Demand Delivery Industry Award, after a full bench expressed tentative views that the miscellaneous award does not provide a "fair and relevant" safety net and that the fast food award does not cover the sector.
An FWC full bench majority has quashed the approval of a construction agreement containing substandard summertime working time arrangements, but the minority says the CFMMEU should have been denied the leave it sought to overcome its "avoidable error" in failing to object when the Commission initially considered the deal.