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Casual workers win big in leave entitlements test case
Employment May 20, 2020 11:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a major blow to Australian businesses, the Full Federal Court has ruled that casual employees who work regular shifts are entitled to paid annual, […]

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Australia Post must pay damages after firing manager in face of union threats
Employment January 16, 2020 4:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has found Australia Post breached the employment contract of a compensation manager dismissed after “likely” threats by the CEPU resulted in the cancellation […]

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Judge quashes watchdog’s decision to probe AWU over GetUp! donations
Employment November 26, 2019 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

An investigation into donations made to activist group GetUp! by the Australian Workers’ Union more than a decade ago has been closed down by a […]

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Lawyers behind competing Workpac class action in talks to jointly-run cases
Class Actions September 23, 2019 10:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing competing employment class actions on behalf of casual coal miners against WorkPac has ordered the law firms running the cases to consider […]

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High Court asked to take up personal leave case after shift workers’ victory
Employment September 16, 2019 9:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Government wants the High Court to weigh in on a landmark ruling last month that found food manufacturing giant Mondelez was short-changing its […]

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Workers win landmark personal leave challenge against Cadbury maker Mondelez
Employment August 21, 2019 10:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a majority ruling that will have significant ramifications for how companies calculate employees’ personal leave days, the Full Federal Court has found that the […]

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CFMEU launches union-funded class action against Workpac
Employment August 21, 2019 4:47 pm By Amelia Birnie

The CFMEU will fund a landmark multi-million dollar class action against labour hire company Workpac seeking repayment of leave entitlements it claims are owed to […]

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‘Loose with the truth’ broker wins High Court challenge to ASIC ban
Appeals May 15, 2019 4:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has upheld an appeal by a mortgage broker with a history of run-ins with the law, finding that the Administrative Appeals Tribunal […]

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Class action applicant can join landmark WorkPac appeal
Employment March 27, 2019 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in an $84 million class action against labour hire company WorkPac has been given the green light to intervene in an appeal […]

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WorkPac wants $84M casual worker class action thrown out
Class Actions March 25, 2019 5:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Labour hire company WorkPac has asked the court to dismiss an $84 million class action brought on behalf of thousands of casual mine workers alleging […]

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