The ROC has wound up its three-year investigation of the AWU's historical $264,000 in donations that led to the infamous raid on the union's Melbourne and Sydney headquarters, finding the union breached registered organisations laws when it failed to authorise any of the 20 donations under the spotlight, but has decided against taking any further action against individuals or the union.
Despite AWU objections, the FWC has approved an employer's greenfields civil construction deal with rival the CFMMEU, observing that the former's historic coverage of the sector did not guarantee a place at the negotiating table.
Provisional wage review timetable approved; Secure jobs inquiry queries witness treatment; New FWC website to launch this weekend; Permit suspended after underwhelming case; Productivity Inquiry gets underway; Labour Hire Authority thwarts "phoenixing"; and Feedback sought on online hearings.
A FWC full bench has warned the ABCC it is a "misuse" of power to raise appeal grounds contrary to its initial position, while rejecting the construction watchdog's claim the tribunal must consider a need for general deterrence when deciding whether to suspend or revoke entry permits.
Deliveroo's appeal against a finding that driver Diego Franco is an employee is set to be revived following today's High Court Jamsek and Personnel Contracting judgments that affirm that employment relationships are substantially defined by contractual terms.
Global fast food chain Nando's has told the FWC that it risked being left with a "confusing and cumbersome" pay structure for almost 2000 employees unless it succeeded in terminating a near-14-year-old deal with an "outdated" approach to penalty rates.
Employers have succeeded in winning a short delay to the introduction of a minimum wage guarantee in the horticulture award after a FWC bench accepted they needed time to revise their payroll systems and recruitment practices.