The Coalition should not make the "discredited and politicised" ROC the regulator of workers' entitlement funds, noting that even the Heydon Royal Commission didn't recommend going down that track, Shadow IR Minister Tony Burke told Parliament this week in his response to the "proper use of benefits" legislation.
The labour hire company that last year laid out $150,000 to settle an underpayments claim brought by five fruit pickers has settled another case on behalf of more than 20 workers with "acceptable monetary terms" and the right to return to work.
A casual worker has won a second chance to contest his dismissal after a full FWC bench found a tribunal member did not treat him justly when failing to conduct a hearing or conference to consider disputed facts.
Unions have hit out at an employer workshop on taking advantage of the Victorian union movement while it is "on the back foot" by tearing up restrictive clauses and legacy issues negotiated when they reputedly "held all the cards".
Representative rugby union player Israel Folau will argue that he maintained social media accounts wholly disconnected from his employment to communicate religious content, according to his Federal Circuit Court action, which claims that his sacking breached religious protections in the Fair Work Act.
Labor Senator and former TWU national secretary Tony Sheldon has pledged to use his new role to "disrupt the disrupters" by regulating online commerce, while extending superannuation to gig economy workers.
The FWC has upheld Great Southern Rail's sacking of a hospitality worker for serious misconduct, finding he threatened two managers with repeated outbursts of verbal abuse that left them feeling "shaken and unsafe".