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Court slams "shameless" sham scheme

A cleaning company that shamelessly exploited a vulnerable workforce made "inept attempts” to avoid the legal consequences when it claimed its employees were independent contractors, the Federal Court has found.


$90,000 fine for underpaying trolley collectors

A contractor "knowingly involved" in underpaying vulnerable supermarket trolley collectors and a subcontractor who "deliberately" produced false payment records and underpaid employees have been fined more than $90,000 by the Federal Court.

Sham contracting test case to challenge disrupters

Law firm Maurice Blackburn is considering a test case exploring whether food delivery companies in Victoria such as Foodora and Deliveroo are engaging in sham contracting by engaging riders who claim they are being paid below award rates.

Court halts SBS executive's defection to Aunty

A high-powered consultant with public broadcaster SBS has been temporarily stopped from taking up a role with the ABC and sharing confidential information with the rival network, after the NSW Supreme Court issued an interlocutory injunction.

RSRT considering delay for owner-driver RSRO

The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal will consider delaying the operative date of its contractor driver minimum rates order until February 1 next year.

TWU seeks new delay for RSRO

The TWU has asked the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal to defer its minimum rates order, in a bid to head-off or delay abolition of the Tribunal by the Turnbull Government.

Plan to abolish RSRT moves into fast lane

The Turnbull Government now intends to immediately introduce legislation to scrap the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal when the Federal Parliament resumes next week.

Turnbull Government pledges to axe RSRT

The Turnbull Government has unveiled a two-step strategy to neuter and then abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.

Full Federal Court to hear RSRO appeal tomorrow

A Federal Court full bench will tomorrow morning hear a challenge by industry groups to the now-stayed RSRT decision to proceed with the contractor driver minimum payments road safety remuneration order.