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Massage parlour that threatened to kill underpaid workers’ families hit with $1M penalty
Employment 2024-05-13 9:59 pm By Andy Sidler

A Canberra massage parlour that systematically underpaid, intimidated and exploited migrant workers, including by threatening to kill their family members if they complained, has been […]

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Postgrads class action faces knockout bid as UTS flags novel fight
Class Actions 2024-04-11 2:59 pm By Sam Matthews

An underpayments class action brought by postgraduate research candidates at the University of Sydney is facing another summary dismissal bid from the federal government, as […]

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CBA hit with record $10M penalty for underpaying 7,400 employees
Employment 2024-02-15 11:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Commonwealth Bank of Australia and subsidiary CommSec have been hit with $10.34 million in penalties — the highest ever imposed in enforcement action by the […]

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Referee who accused NRL of bullying loses unfair dismissal suit
Employment 2024-01-18 4:48 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former National Rugby League referee has lost his unfair dismissal lawsuit alleging he suffered bullying and victimisation, with a judge finding the league did […]

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Journalist claims PTSD from bushfire reporting in suit against Ten
Employment 2023-10-23 10:33 pm By Sam Matthews

Ten wants to stay a sex discrimination claim brought by journalist Tegan George in light of separate personal injury proceedings seeking damages from the broadcaster […]

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CBA deserves max penalty for $16.4M in underpayments, court told
Financial Services 2023-09-12 11:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

CBA should pay a penalty of $12.8 million — close to the maximum penalty the court can impose on the bank — for underpaying its […]

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‘Group members are human beings’: Judge pans discontinuance notice in postgrads class action
Class Actions 2023-08-24 1:18 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has panned as “thoroughly unsatisfactory” a draft notice informing group members in an underpayments class action against the federal government that only claims […]

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Sydney Trains driver sacked for drinking deserves rehearing, Full Court says
Employment 2023-06-26 10:05 pm By Gareth Baker

The Full Court has held a Sydney Trains driver who worked the morning after blowing over four times the legal limit is entitled to a […]

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Coles, Woolworths ‘can’t hide behind’ poor records, court told as underpayments trial kicks off
Trials 2023-06-05 5:56 pm By Cindy Cameronne

On the first day of trial in parallel class actions and regulatory proceedings, the Fair Work Ombudsman panned the payment systems adopted by Coles and […]

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Facing journalist’s discrimination suit, Ten says sexist culture not unlawful
Employment 2023-03-03 6:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Network Ten has fired back at journalist Tegan George’s reworked sex discrimination case, claiming that its alleged failure to prevent a “sexually hostile, demeaning and […]

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