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Platform company trials shift away from contracting

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.

High Court timetables Personnel Contracting, Ridd cases

The High Court is likely to hear the Personnel Contracting/ZG Operations and Ridd cases in the second half of the year, after setting timetables for submissions to be completed by early June.

FWC backs BHP contractor's sacking over unreported head "bang"

The FWC has reinforced the importance of following safety guidelines to the letter in upholding the dismissal of a scaffolder whose sore hands proved to be the result of hepatitis rather than a head "bang" he took more than a week to report.


High Court grants special leave to appeal contractor ruling

The High Court has today granted special leave for an employer to challenge a court finding that two truck drivers who worked exclusively for a multinational for almost 40 years had an entitlement to unpaid leave and superannuation entitlements.


Full court rejects attempt to knock out class action

A workforce management company supplying technicians to the NBN, Telstra and Foxtel has failed to convince a full Federal Court that it should knock out a class action on behalf of at least 3350 workers allegedly misclassified as subcontractors.

Food delivery platform offers self-isolation pay

US food delivery giant DoorDash will pay two weeks of earnings to its Australian-based riders and drivers if required to self-isolate, as part of a COVID-19 protections deal reached with the TWU.

Contracted drivers are employees: Full court

In a significant ruling on the standing of independent contractors, a full Federal Court has upheld an appeal by two truck drivers pursuing unpaid leave and superannuation entitlements after working exclusively for a multinational company for almost 40 years.

Qantas to shrink as 6000 lose jobs

Qantas is to cut "at least" 6000 jobs as part of its strategy to weather the COVID-19 pandemic by becoming a smaller airline.