FWC’s Initiative to vary most Modern Awards for the COVID-19 Pandemic, welcomed. A FWC Full Bench on 1 April 2020, has proposed a new Unpaid Pandemic Leave (UPL) entitlement to be introduced in most Modern Awards and which will operate immediately until at least 30 June 2020. Employees can take … Read more about Unpaid Pandemic Leave
A recent article in the Financial Review published on 21 January 2020 suggested that top tier law firms are reviewing more graduates’ hours and workloads due to potential underpayments (David Marin Guzman & Hannah Wootton, published on 21 Jan 2020, Financial Review).¹ Further, it has been … Read more about Is it time for junior lawyers to be covered by an Award?
For Shaun Boyce, his unfair dismissal claim was about correcting “the record”. Shaun worked as a Garbage Collector for Ikon Administration Pty Ltd. He was blamed for instructing his colleague and driver to take an illegal short cut through a taxi rank, causing substantial damage to the Company’s … Read more about A win against unfair treatment
The recent FWC Full Bench decision in Creative Every Day Pty Ltd t/as Sameway Magazine v Ms Yin Fun Leung1 on 9 August 2019, confirmed the Commission’s powers to amend unfair dismissal applications and award costs on its own motion, without any application by any party. The decision confirms FWC’s … Read more about FWC’s powers to amend applications and award costs (on its own motion), confirmed
A recent article reported in the Age (1 May 2019 written by Madeleine Heffernan), showed how prevalent casual and fixed term employment is in the Tertiary Sector. … Read more about Casualization of the workforce
Schools across the nation are being urged by the Federal Government to sign up to the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) on 15 March 2019. This is an important initiative for our future generation to become involved in stamping out bullying at our schools and in our … Read more about Are our anti-bullying laws for our workplaces working?
A UK Superior Court knocks back the Uber independent contractor model ( pending any further appeal by Uber). The decision affirmed an earlier Tribunal finding that Uber drivers were workers. The decision comes just over a month after the Fair Work Commission found a Foodora driver an employee. Is … Read more about UK Superior Court knocks back Uber independent contractor model
Foodora employee, Mr Klooger, was found last week by the Fair Work Commission to be an employee and not a contractor despite sub-contracting his work to other food delivery workers (Mr Klooger v Foodora Australia Pty Ltd).1 Mr Klooger was engaged as a delivery worker for Foodora when his services … Read more about Not really an independent contractor…