Guaranteed hours – Part timers
Recently, we’ve had many enquiries regarding Part Timers and Guaranteed Hours of Work. It has been a key factor in many Underpayments across many Industries, in communicating and managing Guaranteed Hours for Part Time Employees. This has been a point of confusion and contention.
It is important that Employers comply with the specific requirements in relation to Part Timers Hours of Work. We recommend you contact us to ensure you are compliant. You don’t want to find that you owe Back Pay for Overtime, for Work outside Guaranteed Hours.
The annual Consumer Price Index is 5.1% annually in the March quarter, well ahead of Private Sector Wage Growth of 2.4%, which remains near historic lows. Annual inflation increased from 3.5% in the December quarter to 5.1% in March (after a 2.1% rise in the quarter).
The annual CPI for Hobart is 5.8%.
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$181K Fine for Company that stalled Wage Increase
A bus operator has been fined $181,000, after a judge of the Federal Court considered an internal email to its chief executive warning of the ‘very real possibility of being accused of wage theft’ if it did not pay more than 750 drivers an overdue Wage Increase of 2.5%. 4 fortnightly Pay Periods passed before drivers received the full amounts owed, and only after the union initiated court proceedings.
Coles and Woolworths face 7-week trial over alleged underpayments
The Federal Court has set a 7-week trial to hear Adero Law’s class actions against Coles and Woolworths in tandem with the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) underpayment claims. The trial is to start on 5th June.
7-Eleven franchisees settle for $98M
The Federal Court has approved the $98 million settlement of a class action accusing 7-Eleven of misleading franchisees on profitability and labour costs, but will conduct a further hearing on whether to deduct a $25 million commission and legal costs of $20 million.
7-Eleven has Back Paid about $173 million in Wages and Superannuation to Workers, while the FWO has initiated at least 11 prosecutions of franchisees garnering more than $1.8 million in Penalties, including for operating unlawful cash back schemes, paying unlawful flat Rates to Workers, and falsifying Records.