Rotary International's "egregious" dismissal of a Sydney-based manager who initiated an adverse action claim has earned it a $50,000 fine from a judge who singled out the organisation's US-based No.2 for her role in a breach that "struck at the heart" of Australian workplace laws.
Unions are challenging the FWC's approval of two hotly-contested BHP Billiton Operations Services labour hire deals in a decision in which the tribunal criticised their "myopic" approach, after limiting their participation in proceedings.
An FWC full bench has allowed a casual worker to claim unfair dismissal after finding a senior tribunal member wrongly focussed on her irregular "pattern" of days and hours in holding she had not met the minimum employment period.
The law firm behind a Crown class action says legislative change is needed after a full Federal Court quashed a decision that voided former employees' confidentiality obligations in order to aid the efficient administration of justice.
Employers are urging the Morrison Government to let greenfields and non-greenfields deals span the full life of major projects, without requiring them to reflect prevailing industry conditions, while legal experts say project owners and developers should be able to make them.
Fining host employers for hiring workers from unregistered operators is among a list of "guiding principles" IR Minister Christian Porter has put before state and territory counterparts as part of a proposed single national labour hire regulatory scheme to be overseen by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
When global e-commerce giant Amazon rolls out its "Flex" package delivery service in Australia, it will require its drivers to use an app to offer themselves for "blocks" of work estimated at a minimum of four hours.