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$1 billion class action could redefine sub-contracting arrangements

The union advising Shine Lawyers on a $1 billion bid to recoup wages and entitlements for 4000 telecommunications workers allegedly misclassified as sub-contractors says the class action could finally answer a question historically avoided via settlement.

Foodora ruling unlikely to disrupt disrupters: Academic

The FWC's landmark ruling that a former Foodora rider was an employee is unlikely to have implications for other major gig economy platforms like Uber and Deliveroo, according to leading IR law academic Andrew Stewart.

ATO's Foodora report could be ticking bomb: Academic

As Foodora's administrators concede the company underpaid workers more than $5 million after misclassifying thousands of casuals as independent contractors, an IR academic says an ATO report could establish whether the findings have far-reaching implications for other gig economy employers.

MBA investigated over induction fees

The construction watchdog is investigating whether Master Builders Tasmania charged induction fees for more than 120 Chinese plasterers in order to work on a major project in Hobart.

Sharpened FWO teeth help secure $7 million in fines: annual report

The Fair Work Ombudsman won more than $7.2 million in court-ordered penalties in the latest financial year, a 49% increase from the previous year reflecting more serious cases and courts' "growing intolerance for exploitative conduct against vulnerable workers".


Foodora test case still alive

A landmark unfair dismissal case involving a former delivery rider for Foodora Australia Pty Ltd is set to continue tomorrow, despite the company last month going into voluntary administration.

55 colleagues managing absent worker showed leniency: FWC

A Federal government department acted reasonably in dismissing an employee who secretly recorded conversations with colleagues and required daily management from five different executives during an 18-month absence from work, the FWC has ruled.


Lack of HR expertise didn't excuse "shoddy" dismissal

A restaurant that required a chef to work more than 20 unpaid hours a week and summarily sacked him when he sought to pare it back and take leave was "blissfully unaware" of its award obligations, the FWC has found.