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.
A Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal full bench has given parties until 4pm today to make submissions on a TWU compromise proposal that accedes to a six-month delay for the contractor driver minimum rates order but maintains a 30-day maximum payment window.
The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal is set to go ahead with hearings over the Easter weekend on whether to delay its contractor driver minimum rates order, despite opposition from the Federal Government.
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.
Two retired contractors engaged for more than a decade to distribute material for a printing company have failed to convince a court that they were employees and should have been paid an award's hourly rate.
A Queensland parliamentary inquiry will consider licensing and registration of labour hire companies as the state becomes the third jurisdiction to launch investigations into allegations of sham contracting and abuses of visa workers by labour suppliers.
A medical practice has won an interlocutory injunction to stop one of its doctors working at his newly-established rival practice, after a court accepted it had a strong argument that he breached provisions in a restraint clause barring him from operating within a 10-kilometre exclusion zone.
The Fair Work Commission has dismissed a multinational contracting company's attempt to bypass its severance obligations in an important decision on the definition of the "ordinary and customary turnover of labour" in the contracting and labour hire industries.