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Axing IR standard in cleaning means "blind eye" to non-compliance: Academic

The federal government's decision as part of its "red tape" repeal campaign to rescind the IR guidelines for government cleaning contracts suggests it is "willing to turn a blind eye to labour law non-compliance by its own contractors", according to a procurement expert, Melbourne Law School associate professor John Howe.

Judge levies fine to deliver "wake-up" call to company and HR department

A court has today delivered a "wake-up call" to Toyota Material Handling and its HR department for breaches of IR laws that included making a false declaration to the Fair Work Ombudsman, drawing to a close five years of litigation that included a full Federal Court ruling on a time limit that had threatened to derail the case.

Labour hire arrangement a sham: Federal Court

The Federal Court has found that shifting seasonal workers to a new employer after they'd worked 40 hours a week was a "sham" arrangement to avoid paying overtime.

Fair Work Act needs to protect students in the workplace: academic

A new paper recommends changes to the Fair Work Act to provide stronger protections for students undertaking vocational placements and work experience, suggesting they have become the new "phenomenon" of the workplace in the 21st century following the casualisation of the 1980s and 1990s.

Call centre wins stay on $300K payout following FWO prosecution

The Federal Court has stayed a $300,000 Federal Magistrates Court penalties and backpay order against a call centre, while imposing a conditional security payment, acknowledging the employer's chances of a successful appeal are "not strong".

Big fines for failing to keep employment records for 457 visa workers

Two companies and their directors linked to a Perth café that failed to pay wages for months to three Chinese 457 visa workers, provided no payslips and kept no employment records have been ordered by the Federal Magistrates Court to pay almost $30,000 in penalties.