1 January 2018 saw the introduction of a residential land tax to homes in inner and middle Melbourne that were vacant for more than six months in the preceding calendar year.
From 1 December 2018, modern awards will include new rules regarding requests for flexible work arrangements. The variations are essentially aimed at enhancing the obligations of employers in dealing with requests for flexible working arrangements and providing an avenue for resolving disputes under the dispute resolution provisions.
All too often in our business, we come across cases of shareholder conflict. It is particularly the case where two friends or associates build a business together as equal shareholders in a company and later find themselves in a conflict situation. For the sake of all stakeholders, it is critical to into a shareholders’ agreement that deals with situations that could result in conflicts.
Furthering the confusion of whether a worker is a Contractor or an Employee, the Fair Work Commission has recently determined that a Foodora delivery rider, who delegated his responsibilities to other delivery riders, was an Employee for the purpose of making an unfair dismissal claim.
This decision comes on the back of the Fair Work Commission’s previous determination that an Uber driver was a Contractor, and was therefore not entitled to make an unfair dismissal claim.