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Save us from $8bn leave ruling hit, employers ask Government

Employer groups have stepped up pressure on the Morrison Government to prevent casual workers "double dipping" by claiming annual leave on top of 25% pay loading in the wake of a crucial decision by the Full Federal Court last month.

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.

Lobbying intensifies over "integrity" Bill aimed at unions

Employers and unions have stepped up their lobbying of key Senate crossbenchers as the Morrison Government seeks to revive support for legislation that would make it easier to deregister unions for regularly breaching workplace and civil laws.

FWO drops Foodora test case

The FWO has dropped its case against Foodora over alleged sham contracts, bringing to a premature close what was anticipated to be a significant test of the gig economy's employment relationships in Australia.

Premier drawn into abortion tweet dismissal case

A former Cricket Australia manager's lawyers have today filed legal action in the Federal Court alleging she was dismissed over personal tweets, in the latest test of an employee's use of social media to express political opinions.

Foodora riders employees, says ATO

The Australian Tax Office and Revenue NSW separately formed the view that riders used by Foodora Australia Pty Ltd were employees rather than contractors, according to the voluntary administrators of the now-departed gig economy company.

IR back at top table as O'Dwyer handed Cabinet role

Industrial relations has been restored to the Cabinet following Prime Minister Scott Morrison's appointment of Kelly O'Dwyer to the revamped portfolio of Jobs, IR and Women.


No backdown on penalty rates: Dutton

Liberal Party leadership challenger Peter Dutton has confirmed his support for cutting penalty rates, while trying to put forward other policy differences with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.