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Bill could address "fundamental challenge" of record-keeping non-compliance: FWO

Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James says low penalties are creating a "perverse incentive" for a "dangerous minority" of employers to use inaccurate or incomplete records to conceal underpayments, forcing the watchdog to use novel, labour-intensive strategies to piece together employees' working hours.

May Day start for ROC

The new standalone regulator for registered organisations will start operating on Monday, May 1, with its new powers taking effect by the following day.


ASIC's Bielecki to lead ROC

The Turnbull Government has opted for an IR outsider from corporate regulator ASIC to head the new Registered Organisations Commission.

Start date for ROC pushed back

The timetable for having the Registered Organisations Commission up and running appears to have slipped, with a new target adopted for it to be in place by the end of June.

Ross calls for Coalition to reveal position on penalties transition

The FWC has asked the Turnbull Government to clarify whether it intends to amend the Fair Work Act to enable the tribunal to make take home pay orders to potentially mitigate hardship flowing from its decision to cut hospitality and retail workers' penalty rates, and is seeking further submissions on transitional arrangements.

Court decides whether worker a priest or a cook

After what the FWO says is the first judicial review of one of its compliance notices, the Federal Circuit Court has found that a cook engaged at a Hindu temple was underpaid because he was wrongly classified as a priest under his employment contract.



FWO continuing Domino's investigation

The Fair Work Ombudsman is still working through store visits and audits of the Domino's pizza chain after allegations that it has underpaid workers, the watchdog has told a Senate Estimates hearing.