Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten says the ACTU's $30 minimum wage claim is "at the high end", but the federal government won't be putting a figure in its submission to the Fair Work Commission's annual review.
The Federal Court has knocked back a last-minute attempt by foreign-based companies to stay a Fair Work Ombudsman prosecution for allegedly underpaying four Filipino oil rig workers on subclass 456 visas.
The unit responsible for enforcing the Victorian Government's construction code and guidelines has told the Federal Court today that the state instruments could operate to fetter the Fair Work Commission's dispute settlement powers.
Heading interstate to Melbourne to attend the Australian Open tennis is no excuse for filing an unfair dismissal application late, but relying on advice from the tribunal registry might be, according to recent FWC decisions.
In a ruling that might have implications for other remote workers, the ATO has ruled that the 168 hours per month worked by up to 350 employees on two-weeks-on/two-weeks-off rosters on a WA gas processing plant should count as ordinary hours for the calculation of their superannuation entitlements.
A court has awarded a steelworker more than $150,000 in award redundancy entitlements because he wasn't offered acceptable alternative employment when transferred to an inferior job on the same pay and hours.