IR academics say the High Court's "revolutionary" approach in Rossato signals an intention to rewrite the rules for determining employment status, with potentially dire consequences for gig workers and others seeking to challenge their characterisation.
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.
Just as the Morrison Government's Omnibus IR Bill says a casual will be defined on the basis of their job offer, rather than subsequent conduct, the labour hire company at the centre of a landmark casuals case has told the High Court employment contracts must be decisive.
Uber Eats says a new delivery partner contract is part of a dramatic restructure under which it is simplifying by selling its services directly to "eaters", but a leading IR academic says it has been forced into a tactical retreat after recent court proceedings went "terribly".
A palliative care doctor given 10 minutes' notice that his three-year fixed-term contract was to be succeeded by a six-month contract immediately lost his right to have a tribunal review the new offer, Tasmania's Supreme Court has held.
The FWC has ordered a recruitment company to immediately end the stand-down of a state manager after rejecting its claim that COVID-19 left her with no work, finding instead that it sought to force her to resign.