A Sydney-based Canadian paid a regular monthly untaxed figure in US dollars by a Calgary-headquartered company for which he agreed to act as an independent contractor has had his unfair dismissal claim upheld, with the FWC finding he was not genuinely retrenched.
Retiring industry super fund architect Garry Weaven has urged the ACTU to integrate its campaign for wage increases with plans to raise compulsory superannuation contributions to 12%, dismissing a recent think tank report arguing the two are incompatible.
A key architect of the industry superannuation movement, Garry Weaven, has challenged the push by unions to ban for-profit retail super funds, following the damning evidence heard by the Hayne Royal Commission.
The Fair Work Commission's review of default superannuation products in modern awards should be reinstated after a four-year hiatus, the umbrella group for industry super funds has told the Hayne Royal Commission.
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.
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.
The Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union has slammed the Productivity Commission's omission of women in its draft report on the efficiency of the superannuation system, insisting it had "plenty of scope" to address a gender gap in which women retire with about half the savings of men.