With the WGEA blaming "gender equality fatigue" for a substantial drop in employers taking action on pay equity, new research suggests "tired" managers' lack of understanding and ownership is impeding their ability to drive change.
IR Minister Christian Porter has confirmed he will not intervene in an ASX-listed company's bid to restructure in a way that relies on the Fair Entitlements Guarantee scheme to pay redundancy entitlements, saying many more will lose jobs without it.
The Federal Government's retirement incomes review, released today, has warned that increases in compulsory super contributions will curb wage growth and reduce living standards during employees' working lives.
The Federal Court has penalised the CFMMEU and three construction division WA branch officials $180,000 for organising a half-day strike in 2018 over redundancy pay for Perth Airport rail link workers, 39 of whom also copped $4000 fines.
The High Court will next month hear two special leave applications challenging findings that, in considering ordinary turnover of labour, employees' reasonable expectation of continuing work helps determine their entitlement to redundancy pay.
Multinational cosmetics company Lush has backpaid workers almost $4.5 million and entered into an enforceable undertaking with the FWO after the lack of an HR department and training, along with a moribund manual payroll system, led to widespread underpayments.
The FWO has won its first "serious contravention" penalties three years after the provisions were added to the Fair Work Act, a café and its former general manager fined a total of $230,000 on their second visit to court for underpaying workers.