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Workpac facing major new class action

Ahead of a hearing into Workpac's bid to stop casuals winning leave entitlements, Adero Law says more than 600 mineworkers have already joined a new class action against the labour supplier that seeks to claw back up to $84 million for about 7000 on hire casuals.

Agri Labour facing new underpayments claim

After providing $150,000 to settle an underpayments claim brought by five fruit pickers last year, labour hire company Agri Labour Australia is facing a new claim from 26 seasonal workers alleging they were short-paid more than $200,000.

Employer produced "reconstructed" records: FWO

The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched the first legal action using new reverse onus of proof provisions that require employers to disprove underpayment claims if they have not kept adequate records.

Court bites back against 7-Eleven cash-backs

The Federal Circuit Court has fined a former 7-Eleven operator more than $154,000 for using a cash-back scheme to circumvent a biometric payroll system introduced by head office to stamp out underpayments.


Westpac manager's technology workaround breached security code

Westpac was entitled to dismiss a premium client manager for putting customer service ahead of protecting their personal information when he loaned his allegedly troublesome work phone to a visiting relative and used his private Gmail account as a workaround for the bank's "slow" internal email system, the FWC has found.

Deportation officer fairly sacked over airport lounge food raid: Bench

A Serco detainee officer has failed to overturn a finding that he was fairly dismissed for his flawed oversight of a high-risk deportation, allowing his team to remove refreshments from a Qantas lounge and letting the detainee make a withdrawal from an ATM.

$1 billion class action could redefine sub-contracting arrangements

The union advising Shine Lawyers on a $1 billion bid to recoup wages and entitlements for 4000 telecommunications workers allegedly misclassified as sub-contractors says the class action could finally answer a question historically avoided via settlement.

Foodora ruling unlikely to disrupt disrupters: Academic

The FWC's landmark ruling that a former Foodora rider was an employee is unlikely to have implications for other major gig economy platforms like Uber and Deliveroo, according to leading IR law academic Andrew Stewart.

ATO's Foodora report could be ticking bomb: Academic

As Foodora's administrators concede the company underpaid workers more than $5 million after misclassifying thousands of casuals as independent contractors, an IR academic says an ATO report could establish whether the findings have far-reaching implications for other gig economy employers.