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No hiding for labour hire companies: FWC

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HC Online | 05 Jul 2016, 09:51 AM Agree 0
Labour hire companies are subject to unfair dismissal laws and cannot ‘hide’ behind the ultimate employing entity, according to the Fair Work Commission.
  • Ruby | 06 Jul 2016, 11:43 AM Agree 0
    With rampant casualisation of work force and increasing trend towards sub-contracting, institutions such a FWC have an important role to play in protecting the rights of employees as well as employers. The problem is that employment entities of individuals are getting so blurry that neither the employers or employees are certain where they stand or in many cases these entities becomes a convenient tool for employers where they can hide behind the intricacies of such entities.
  • | 19 Mar 2018, 03:32 PM Agree 0
    Toothless Tiger?
    I worked around 38 hours a week over 4 months at the same work site through a labour hire company. I was a casual employee.
    After complaining about workplace safety issues and bullying to the labour hire company, a formal meeting was held with the company HR rep of the actual designated work place. Less than 2 hours later, I received a call from the labour hire company. They told me that they had been advised that there was no longer an operational requirement for my services at the designated work place. This was despite the fact that that very morning, work crews complained of being undermanned. So, the short story is, I was a casual. I complained about work site issues. My employment then promptly ceased. The FWC was little help. They basically told me to find a lawyer.
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