Fast food giant Pizza Hut has underpaid some of its delivery drivers, offering as little as $5.70 per delivery, with 92% of franchisees audited by the FWO failing to meet their legal obligations to employees, a report by the regulator has found.
The FWC has found a roof tiler is an employee who can make an unfair dismissal claim, ruling his employer created an independent contracting "façade" to suit its own purposes and avoid paying his entitlements.
A court has fined a company and its director $124,000 over a sham contracting arrangement in which they underpaid a 417 visa-holder almost $8000 for four months work after misclassifying him as an independent contractor.
The NSW IRC has rejected road transport organisation Natroad's bid to exempt its members from legislation extending minimum rates for owner drivers and contractors throughout NSW, finding the unregistered association lacks standing.
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.
The FWC has revoked an order granting the AIMPE access to crucial documents that might provide the basis for entry rights for discussions with tug crew members engaged as "partners" serving BHP Billiton's iron ore export operations at Port Hedland.