There are only limited circumstances where workplace vaccine mandates are likely to be found legally justifiable.
Only five of the 56 economists surveyed believed lower immigration would boost wage growth. The rest backed measures to lift productivity and investment and changes that boosted the power of unions.
The Fair Work Commission has shown it can still provide important economic leadership.
The Fair Work Commission’s ruling that delivery rider Diego Franco was an employee of Deliveroo is a major legal win for Australia’s gig workers.
A hike in the minimum wage could jeopardise Australia’s post-COVID recovery, says the Morrison government. That’s an outdated economic idea.
Uber has been forced by the UK courts to treat its British drivers as workers. It will probably require legislative change for Uber’s Australian drivers to be treated as employees.
It'll be harder for employers to underpay workers, but easier to offer them extra hours without penalty pay.
On Wednesday, the government will introduce industrial relations legislation allowing businesses affected by COVID to be exempt from the Better Off Overall Test (BOOT) in enterprise agreements.
Legislation governing universities varies from one to the other, often leaving their purpose undefined. But it certainly matters when determining an academic’s duties in an unfair dismissal case.
The failure to anticipate the consequence of workers having no paid sick leave is one of the greatest flaws in Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A freeze in the minimum wage would make it easier for stressed employers to hang onto their workers says a bare majority of experts surveyed by the Economic Society and The Conversation.
Our research shows most organisations have adapted well to staff working from home. But there’s a hole in workplace laws we need to address.
Workers on awards and the minimum wage will get 3%. There was a case for awarding even more.
Australia’s Fair Work Commission concluded that cutting penalty rates would create more jobs. Our research suggests it was wrong.
Overruling the Fair Work Commission will give Labor what it wants, at the cost of diminishing the commission.
Granting low-wage workers a “living wage” instead of a minimum wage is far from costless, and there are much better ways of helping people genuinely in need.
Wage growth has been at near depression levels for half a decade. It needs a push.
That the Fair Work Ombudsman brought a case against Foodora suggests its workers are most likely to be classified as employees. This could dissuade other platforms from offering similar benefits.
Many gig workers are classified as independent contractors, leaving them without minimum wages and other workplace protections. Creating a new category of worker could fix that.
Women in minimum wage jobs earn 10% less than their male peers. Wages are systematically lower in jobs more commonly held by women.