IR Minister Christian Porter has today set a target of February 1 next year for key IR changes the Government hopes the working groups will achieve, coinciding with minimum wage rises taking effect for the "group three" sectors most affected by the coronavirus crisis.
The FWC has found it reasonable to issue JobKeeper-enabling directions for some casuals to perform more than their pre-COVID-19 hours, after Prosegur required armoured vehicle operators to work a minimum of 25 hours a week.
In its first split decision in 23 years, the FWC's minimum wage panel has increased all modern award rates of pay by a modest 1.75%, in recognition of the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and has set differential start dates between July this year and February next year.
The FWC has refused to relist a worker's unfair dismissal application despite his claim he withdrew it only after his former employer reneged on an assurance he would be provided with a separation certificate to his liking.
The FWC will tomorrow bring down its much-anticipated decision in this year's minimum wage review, with employers calling for a pay freeze due to the pandemic's impact on business and unions arguing for a 4% rise to stimulate the economy.
In court hearings that started this week into ACCC allegations that Employsure misled businesses into thinking it is associated with the FWO or the FWC, the employment advice provider is refuting claims it trapped them in unfair contracts.
A cancer researcher and senior lecturer is suing a university for nearly $750,000 plus maximum penalties, alleging it performance-managed and sacked her because she took leave due to injuries and accused it of failing to accommodate her disability.