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Tardy underpayment claim foiled by new deal

A worker's tardy pursuit of claimed underpayments under an old agreement has failed, the FWC agreeing with the employer that it lacked jurisdiction once a new deal was approved.


FWO abandons Foodora pursuit

A fortnight after deciding not to take compliance action against Uber, the FWO has dropped its Federal Court action against Foodora on the basis it would be "highly unlikely" to garner additional payments for its former workforce or penalties against the company.


Director ineligible for FEG payment: AAT

The AAT has ruled against a bid for a FEG advance by an employee of a failed company, finding that his role as a director rendered him ineligible.

Uber's contractor model given FWO tick

Uber's business model in Australia has survived another round of regulatory scrutiny, the FWO deciding not to take compliance action after determining that its drivers are not employees.

Big companies "getting it wrong" on payroll: James

Former Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James has warned of IR specialists kept in cupboards, time bombs for HR managers and nightmare scenarios caused by "fundamental misunderstandings", in a speech to an Ai Group forum.

"It's on us" to go in harder: Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman has foreshadowed a tougher approach to compliance and enforcement in 2019/20, with underpayment of workers in fast food, restaurants and cafes leading its priorities.

Retrenched workers target world-leading defence contractor

Fifty retrenched employees are suing of one of the world's largest defence contractors for alleged underpayment of leave and redundancy entitlements expected to exceed $1 million, with some veteran workers arguing that AWA transitional instruments continue to apply.

Full Federal Court ruling clarifies super obligations

Employers with workers on annualised salaries have only to pay superannuation on standard hours at ordinary rates of pay, a full Federal Court led by Chief Justice James Allsop has ruled.