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Federal Court stays RSRT contractor driver minimum rates order

The Federal Court has delayed the contractor driver minimum payments road safety remuneration order that was to take effect today, granting NatRoad a stay order late on Friday afternoon that is now being challenged by the TWU.

No delay for contractor driver RSR order

The RSRT has today rejected calls to delay the April 4 implementation of its contractor driver minimum rates order and has attacked those who have propagated "myths" to "bolster their case" for change.

RSRT to hear stay bid next week

A Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal full bench will next Tuesday hear four separate applications seeking to delay the start-date of the contractor driver minimum payments order and challenging the likelihood of it improving road safety.

Road freight interests pushing Cash to delay RSRO

Road freight industry association NatRoad will tomorrow ask Employment Minister Michaelia Cash to intervene in an application to delay the start in April of a Road Safety Remuneration Order which it says could create a two-tiered payment system that discriminates against owner drivers.



High Court to hear FWO challenge to sham contracting ruling

The High Court will determine whether employers can circumvent sham contracting provisions by utilising a third party, such as a labour hire company, to indirectly engage workers, after the FWO today won special leave to challenge a full Federal Court ruling.


Ban agreement clauses that inhibit use of contractors: Lawyer

A leading silk has told a gathering of major employers that the federal government should adopt the Harper competition review's recommendation to outlaw agreement clauses that limit employers' use of contractors and labour hire employees.

Beans or peas? Court finds Odco-contractors are employees

A full Federal Court has ruled that two housekeepers who were pushed onto Odco-style independent contractor arrangements continued to be employees after the purported conversion, but also found that their employer had not contravened the Fair Work Act's sham contracting provisions.