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Canadian "contractor" who flew south an employee, says FWC

A Sydney-based Canadian paid a regular monthly untaxed figure in US dollars by a Calgary-headquartered company for which he agreed to act as an independent contractor has had his unfair dismissal claim upheld, with the FWC finding he was not genuinely retrenched.

Consulates must yield to local IR laws: Bench

An Italian consulate has failed to convince a full Federal Court that it is immune from underpayment claims pursued under Australian IR laws by two former employees who signed contracts linking their entitlements to Italian legal and industrial arrangements.


No leave accrual during lockout, says FWC

In a landmark ruling, the FWC has held that Carter Holt Harvey employees did not accrue annual or long service leave during a 74-day lockout last year.


Employer faces penalties after misrepresentation ruling

A court has found an employer underpaid a worker by more than $230,000 because it "recklessly disguised the true legal nature" of a 20-year-plus employment relationship by classifying him as an independent contractor.

Federal Court clarifies long service leave entitlement issue

In an important case for employees seeking unpaid long service leave under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee Act, the Federal Court has affirmed that the administrator of a failed company expunged its long-service liability when it sold the business to a new operator.


Consulates can't circumvent Australian IR laws: Court

An appeal by an Italian consulate over disputed annual leave and superannuation entitlements has failed after a court ruled it was not immune from proceedings brought under Australian law.

Time to think outside square on IR reform: McCallum

Australia should scrap long service leave and move to a leave-bank system, end "short-termism" and think outside the square to develop better IR policies, according to Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum.