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Irate judge says lawyers should personally face costs for signing off on deficient cases
Employment 2021-03-05 4:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Certification of pleadings in legal action is not a formality that needs to be “ticked off”, and solicitors who put their signature to improperly pleaded […]

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Bluescope lawyers get dressing down by judge for ‘inappropriate exchange’ with chambers
Employment 2021-02-11 3:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers representing Bluescope in an appeal of a Fair Work case copped a scolding by a judge Thursday for sending multiple emails to his chambers […]

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Unions take JobKeeper fight with Qantas to High Court
Employment 2021-01-13 4:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Three unions representing Qantas workers have asked the High Court for special leave to appeal a ruling from the Full Federal Court siding with the […]

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Unions take sick leave case for stood-down Qantas workers to High Court
Appeals 2020-12-23 4:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Unions for 20,000 Qantas workers on stand-down orders amid the coronavirus pandemic have asked the High Court to overturn a ruling that they are not […]

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Full Court throws out Aldi’s misleading conduct case against union
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-22 6:43 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Full Federal Court has upheld the dismissal of grocery store Aldi’s lawsuit claiming that the Transport Workers Union engaged in misleading conduct by representing […]

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Amazon discriminated against pregnant job applicant, lawsuit claims
Employment 2020-12-18 3:11 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A job applicant has taken e-commerce giant Amazon to court for allegedly violating the Fair Work Act by refusing to give her a job because […]

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Stood-down Qantas workers lose second bid for sick leave
Employment 2020-11-27 10:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Qantas workers on stand-down orders during the coronavirus pandemic have lost an appeal to overturn a ruling that they are not entitled to access paid […]

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iSignthis CEO John Karantzis rejected $30,000 offer by AFR ahead of defamation suit
Defamation 2020-11-24 12:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

The CEO of fintech company iSignthis turned down an offer by the Australian Financial Review to pay $30,000 and retract portions of an article he […]

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Thiess loses appeal in unpaid wages class action
Class Actions 2020-11-17 12:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mining services company Thiess has lost its challenge to a class action ruling which found the company had underpaid workers for time spent on 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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