A company accused of sacking a manager for refusing to "rort" JobKeeper has told a court it dismissed him for poor performance and a loss of trust, but has declined to plead to many allegations due to an ongoing criminal investigation.
ACTU secretary Sally McManus is hopeful that agreement can be reached on a legal definition of casual employees, despite the Morrison Government's IR working groups ending with recriminations between union and employer groups.
Any IR legislative package introduced by the Morrison Government after the working groups process will be pragmatic, balanced and realistic and won't be ideologically-driven, IR Minister Christian Porter told employers in WA this morning.
Qantas is considering a challenge to a Federal Court interpretation today of JobKeeper payment rules that will require it to backpay employees who received penalty rates in arrears while covered by the wage subsidy scheme.
The Federal Government has today made regulations that IR Minister Christian Porter says will clarify the operation of the temporary IR flexibilities available to employers under the legislation extending Jobkeeper for six months beyond September 28.
The FWC has refused to express a view on whether an NRMA-owned cruise operator should be able to withhold JobKeeper payments for a fortnight in which it provided more than $1500 in back pay due under a newly-approved deal.
The Morrison Government has this morning introduced legislation to permit all parents to take up to 30 days of flexible unpaid parental leave until their child turns two and ensure 12 months of unpaid parental leave is available for families dealing with stillbirths, infant deaths and premature births.