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We're not the only on-demand employer: Menulog

Food delivery business Menulog has told the FWC that some couriers working for its competitors might be engaged under employment contracts rather than as independent contractors.

Organiser retains permit but on last chance

The FWC has chosen not to withdraw an entry permit from a CFMMEU organiser fined $4500 for belittling and bullying conduct but warned the "well from which he drank" by expressing contrition and offering assurances "will likely have run dry" if he returns.

Out of bounds: HR manager's late shot rejected

A veteran HR manager with extensive experience of the FWC's unfair dismissal jurisdiction cannot challenge her own ousting from a golfing peak body after a laptop malfunction pushed her application beyond the 21-day filing deadline.

No reason to halt academic's adverse action matter: Bench

A four-member FWC full bench has knocked back a self-proclaimed whistleblower's request to stay multiple cases before the tribunal while he contemplates shifting forums, observing that he might have been better served by pursuing the matter through the courts in the first place.

Hybrid workplaces "easiest to choose, hardest to execute": PC

A Productivity Commission-convened work from home seminar has heard how employers are managing the challenges of "hybrid workplaces", dealing with potential OHS and management issues and rethinking how they bring people together.

ABCC eludes Labor darts over judge's criticism

The Federal Opposition has failed to extract an apology from the ABCC following judicial criticism of its handling of a recent case against the CFMMEU, the construction watchdog shooting back that it acted "highly appropriately" for a model litigant.

"Sheep shagger" not a racial slur: Court

A plumbing company has been ordered to pay $50,000 to a Maori truck driver regularly racially abused by a co-director, a judge however rejecting that being called a "sheep shagger" formed part of the discrimination.


Squeeze on FEG rorts as director IDs come into force

Company directors appointed between today and early April have a month to apply for a permanent ID number under laws designed in part to combat phoenixing via the use of fraudulent identities, while those in future will need to start the process before taking on the role.

Employers choosing from five WFH models: Research

The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned five distinct work-from-home models, according to the authors of a FWC-commissioned study that found formal policies and relatively fixed hours are key to a successful WFH strategy.