The Ai Group has warned against a key recommendation of Victoria's landmark inquiry into the on-demand workforce, which called for codification of work status in the Fair Work Act rather than relying on "indistinct" common law tests.
The Uber group of companies is contending that a class action by almost 8000 taxi drivers, operators and licensees relies excessively on "hypothetical" allegations about matters that are claimed to be "typical".
A court has rejected a worker's claim that her employer discriminated against her because of her pregnancy, finding no evidence that her colleagues had any knowledge of it before she initially lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.
Victoria's Andrews Government is working with the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity on trials of workplace surveillance testing for COVID-19 that rely on saliva samples rather than the more intrusive nasal swabs.
Victoria's Andrews Labor Government has opened public consultations into the recommendations of the landmark inquiry into the gig economy workforce, while it has also appointed its first public sector gender equality commissioner.
Victoria has issued improvement notices to 68 workplaces since late July as part of its COVID-19 safety blitz that accompanied the return to stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne and stage 3 restriction in the regions.