Deliveroo says it won't accept a FWC finding that a sacked rider was an employee entitled to protection from unfair dismissal or that it reflects how riders work in practice, but the TWU says the ruling puts Australia in line with other countries that recognise gig workers' rights.
A government agency has been ordered to reinstate a worker dismissed a year after it attributed a workplace vehicle collision to "human error", the FWC finding it had produced no further evidence to warrant the change of heart.
In a significant decision acknowledging the "scarce" guidance on compulsory workplace COVID-19 vaccinations, the FWC has upheld a big employer's dismissal of a childcare worker for refusing to take a free flu shot.
A company facing unpaid entitlements claims from its former chief executive and chief financial officer has lodged counterclaims seeking repayment of hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged unauthorised expenses claims.
The Menulog food delivery business will apply to the FWC for a new modern award covering the on-demand industry, as part of a landmark decision to take the first step toward an employment model based on minimum wages and conditions.