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Food delivery service “gig economy” operators under the industrial spotlight
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 20 2018

The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently commenced proceedings against food delivery application "Foodora" in the Federal Court of Australia alleging that


Do Performance Improvement Plans constitute ‘Reasonable Management Action’?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 16 2018

The recent decision of the Fair Work Commission in Blagojevic v AGL Macquarie Pty Ltd; Mitchell Seears 2018 FWC 2906 has shed further light on what


Pathways to permanency: latest word from the FWC on casual and part-time employment
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 3 2017

On 5 July 2017, as part of the four-yearly review of modern awards, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision on casual and


Changes to the Fair Work Act targeting the Franchise Sector
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 24 2017

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 proposes a significant new direction by making Franchisors liable for the breaches


Ezy as 123? More like section 550!
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 14 2017

A recent Federal Circuit Court decision in which Judge O'Sullivan held that an accounting business which provided payroll services to an employer, was


Dishonesty or merely an incorrect explanation? The decision in Qantas Airways Limited v David Dawson 2017 FWCFB 1712
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 3 2017

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has overturned Deputy President Lawrence's decision handed down last year in which a flight attendant who


Independent Umpires, Merits-Based Applications and the Disutility of Sunday Work- A Guide to the Penalty Rates Decision
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 21 2017

On 23 February 2017, the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision on applications by employer organisations to reduce Sunday and public holiday


Beware of errant signposting
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 7 2017

The Fair Work Commission Full Bench's decision Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v Sparta Mining Services Pty Ltd 2016 FWCFB 7057


The Fair Work Commission awards a 2.4 percent increase to minimum wages
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 25 2016

On 31 May 2016, the Fair Work Commission delivered its decision in the Annual Wage Review 2015-16. Having regard to the requirements under the Fair


Are your employees better off overall?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 25 2016

A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (Commission) refused to approve the Coles Store Team Enterprise Agreement 2014-17 (Agreement). The