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TWU to disrupt Uber's public listing

The TWU will throw its weight behind a global campaign aimed at disrupting Uber's anticipated public float next year by drawing attention to the company's regulatory battles and persistent concerns about the gig economy model.

$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.

Foodora rider an employee: FWC

In a landmark decision that will send tremors through the gig economy, the FWC has found that a former Foodora rider was an employee capable of being sacked, rather than an independent contractor as held by the delivery platform.

Former FWC member advised on Guthrie sacking

Former ABC chair Justin Milne has revealed that the broadcaster's board received advice from a past FWC member before deciding to sack managing director Michelle Guthrie.

Beware Skene undertakings, Ai Group tells employers

The Australian Industry Group is warning employers not to rush in to making agreement undertakings incorporating a recent key decision on casual leave until the Federal Court determines a challenge to the ruling's ambit.

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.

Class action specialists circle casual leave case

Class action law firm Adero is lining up with the CFMMEU and the worker at the centre of a key casual leave ruling to intervene in Workpac's bid to block another casual from winning entitlements, arguing it is an abuse of process and that the issue could be better dealt with via a class action.

Minister intervenes as employer tests casual leave ruling

IR Minister Kelly O'Dwyer is intervening in Workpac's bid to block a casual from winning leave entitlements or to "off-set" his claims with loading and flat rates already paid, while the CFMMEU says it will also seek to intervene to protect principles established in Skene.

Wages underhang has replaced overhang: Labor's Leigh

Labor when it came to power in the 1980s sought to address the "real wage overhang" the economy faced, but now it has to correct a "real wage underhang", the federal shadow productivity minister told a conference last week.