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CBA says it wasn’t obligated to roster breaks enshrined in enterprise agreements
Employment 2022-05-17 4:07 pm By Sam Matthews

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has hit back at a $45 million lawsuit alleging it failed to provide thousands of employees with paid rest breaks […]

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Flying Eureka Flag at construction sites banned under building code, court finds
Employment 2022-03-11 9:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has found that flying flags associated with the Eureka Rebellion or displaying material bearing union mottos and indicia at construction sites contravenes the […]

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Woolworths class action settlement ditched after judge expresses concerns
Class Actions 2022-03-08 12:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action settlement with Woolworths which “troubled” a Federal Court judge has been abandoned, with the lead applicants resuming their bid to intervene in […]

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CBA says branch arrangements ‘critical’ to defence of $45M rest break case
Employment 2022-03-01 9:39 pm By Sam Matthews

Commonwealth Bank has won more time to examine the particular work arrangements in 24 individual branches, as it fights allegations of systemic failures to provide […]

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CBA wants more info on $45M rest break lawsuit
Employment 2022-02-21 4:21 pm By Sam Matthews

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia wants more details about the Finance Sector Union’s allegations that it failed to provide thousands of employees with paid rest breaks […]

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Woolworths says $330M underpayments remediation should scuttle FWO’s case
Employment 2021-09-21 2:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Supermarket giant Woolworths has denied the Fair Work Ombudsman is entitled to seek compensation for its underpayment of staff, saying its $330 million remediation to […]

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Solicitor denied procedural fairness in harassment investigation, appeals court finds
Employment 2021-05-13 6:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

Victoria’s State Revenue Office breached its obligations and denied procedural fairness to a senior solicitor who was fired after an investigation into alleged harassment, the […]

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‘Industrial activity’ under Fair Work Act doesn’t extend to spat over worksite amenities, court says
Employment 2020-11-12 7:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

In an important ruling that confines the scope of “industrial activity” under the Fair Work Act, the Full Federal Court has overturned a $50,000 fine […]

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CFMEU wins Full Court challenge to ‘serial offender’ penalty
Employment 2020-10-16 11:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

A history of serial offending by the CFMEU could be factored into a court’s finding on the gravity of later breaches of the Fair Work […]

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CSIRO scientist hit on backside with riding crop was not sexually harassed, judge says
Employment 2019-10-31 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A scientist alleging she was fired from the CSIRO for filing sex discrimination and sexual harassment complaints has had the majority of her lawsuit against […]

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