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.
A builder that took adverse action against a subcontractor it refused to engage for not having a certified enterprise agreement with the CFMEU has been fined more than $25,000 by the Federal Circuit Court.
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.
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.
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.
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.