Can high income earners still make an unfair dismissal claim?
A recent Fair Work Commission case has made clear that earning more than the high income threshold will not necessarily prevent an employee from succeeding in an unfair dismissal claim. Lawyer Sherilynn Ding explains.
Melbourne courier businesses fined $72,000 for sham contracting
Dominic Powell, Smart Company: A recent court action brought by the Fair Work Ombudsman against a courier business has prompted warnings from both startup founders and legal experts that further crackdowns could be incoming for companies in the “gig economy”.
This is part one in our three part series on workplace investigations and discipline. This article will deal with the initial stage of a workplace investigation – dealing with complaints and appointing an investigator.
Pizza Hut hit with sham contracting claims and accusations delivery drivers were paid just $12 an hour
Broede Carmody from Smart Company writes "Pizza Hut is the latest brand to be hit with allegations of sham contracts, with reports some of the pizza chain’s franchisees could be paying delivery drivers as little as $12 an hour..."