Qantas is considering a challenge to a Federal Court interpretation today of JobKeeper payment rules that will require it to backpay employees who received penalty rates in arrears while covered by the wage subsidy scheme.
The CFMMEU's MUA division has failed to convince a senior FWC member that it is unreasonable to refuse entry to an offshore vessel to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and to instead require it to use a landside meeting room.
Outsourced aviation services provider Swissport has rebuffed the FWC's suggestion that it start afresh rather than continue to seek endorsement of its troubled 2018 agreement, after the TWU flagged that it would challenge the genuineness of the employees' consent.
Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker says the number of large corporations under investigation for underpayment has risen to 70, forcing the agency to redeploy staff while also having to deal with a spike in inquiries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a significant ruling on FWC powers, food manufacturing giant Simplot Australia has overturned a finding that the tribunal can keep dealing with disputes brought under old agreements once a new deal comes into effect.
The Federal Circuit Court has expressed "hesitation and regret" in accepting that while a DJ was a casual rather than an independent contractor, his underpayments claim must fail as his work was not covered by an award.
Noni B has hit back at claims it unlawfully failed to provide notice and accrued leave entitlements when it retrospectively sacked the general manager of Rockmans, accusing him of misconduct, cover-ups and refusing to undergo testing for COVID-19.