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Industry super Bill stalls as Hayne's gaze comes to REST

The Coalition government bid to force industry superannuation funds to have one-third independent directors appears to have stalled in the wake of damning evidence about retail funds at the Hayne Royal Commission.

Foodora riders employees, says ATO

The Australian Tax Office and Revenue NSW separately formed the view that riders used by Foodora Australia Pty Ltd were employees rather than contractors, according to the voluntary administrators of the now-departed gig economy company.

Job service fails in bid to cut worker's redundancy

An employment service has failed to avoid a redundancy payout to a manager who refused its alternative job offer, the FWC finding that although pay and conditions were the same, it would have been a "backward step".


No backdown on penalty rates: Dutton

Liberal Party leadership challenger Peter Dutton has confirmed his support for cutting penalty rates, while trying to put forward other policy differences with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Fledgling union calls out Woolies deal over 'missing' $1 billion

As Woolworths, the SDA, AMIEU and AWU look to lock in an in-principle deal increasing penalty rates, delivering a potential $1100 sign-on bonus and grandfathering base rates, RAFFWU is holding out for an extra $1 billion it claims is owed by the retailer.

Accountants liable for client's underpayments: Bench

In a significant win for FWO efforts to extend liability to advisors involved in underpayments, a Full Federal Court has today dismissed an accountancy firm's appeal against penalties imposed last year for failing to ensure a client met its award obligations.


Remote allowance extended to annual leave: Court

Workers at a now-shuttered immigration detention centre have won retrospective payment of a remote district allowance on accrued annual leave, despite employer arguments that it was tied to time spent at the facility's location.

Casual worker entitled to annual leave: Bench

Employers are warning of "massive liability" and instability for all who engage casuals and unions say it could be harder to use labour hire to "drive down costs", after a full Federal Court upheld a finding that a labour hire casual was in fact an employee entitled to annual leave payments.