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.
In a decision closely examining the FWC's power to award costs, a reinstated worker who was the beneficiary of an earlier ruling has on rehearing failed to persuade the Commission that her employer either unreasonably defended the unfairness of its actions or ignored its poor prospects of success.
New rules for recording the working hours of junior lawyers and paralegals are set to take effect from March, despite protests from major law firms, while up to a million clerical employees are set to be subject to similar provisions.
Service station owners who required a visa-dependent employee to hand over his tax refund and cover the cost of drive-offs have been ordered to compensate the former console operator and his fellow-worker wife more than $50,000 after a court found them accessorially liable for underpayments.