News & Publications

ACT PASSES ANTI-WAGE THEFT LAW AMENDMENTS

The ACT Legislative Assembly recently passed the Courts (Fair Work and Work Safety) Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (the Bill), clarifying the…

Continue reading

Workplace Directions

‘GIG ECONOMY’: FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN ENDS UBER INVESTIGATION & ACTION AGAINST FOODORA

Uber Australia On 7 June 2018, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) announced it had finalised its investigation into Uber Australia Pty…

Continue reading

Workplace Directions

INCREASE TO THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has handed down the 2019 Annual Wage Review decision, granting a 3% increase to the national…

Continue reading

Workplace Directions

Fingerprint scanning: Privacy obligations when collecting employee biometric data

Jeremy Lee v Superior Wood Pty Ltd [2019] FWCFB 2946 Earlier this month, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission…

Continue reading

Workplace Directions

Time will tell if a new Regulation on casual employment will provide certainty for employers

The decision in Workpac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC  has created a wave of uncertainty for a range of businesses…

Continue reading

Workplace Directions

‘Tis the season to be jolly … and well behaved

The festive season involves celebrations! These celebrations tend to incorporate (free!) alcohol and all of the risks and implications that follow.…

Continue reading

Workplace Directions

The first strike against the gig economy – Foodora Rider an employee

Joshua Klooger v Foodora Pty Ltd [2018] FWC 6836 The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has found that a former Foodora rider…

Continue reading

Workplace Directions

CHANGES TO TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT RULES

4 Yearly Review of Modern Awards – Payment of Wages [2018] FWCFB 356 4 Yearly Review of Modern Awards – Plain…

Continue reading

Workplace Directions