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Merivale suffers setback in $129M underpayments class action
Employment 2021-04-01 4:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge hearing an underpayments class action against hospitality company Merivale has found the workplace agreement that covered the group members was not validly approved. […]

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Litigation funder not on hook for costs in failed Airservices class action
Class Actions 2021-03-31 3:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder that backed a dismissed employment class action against aviation service provider Airservices Australia has successfully argued that it should not bear the […]

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Woolworths can include details of ‘no cost’ pay review in class action notice
Employment 2021-03-12 5:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed Woolworths to include details of its internal pay review processes in an opt out notice to be sent to disgruntled current […]

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Judge says tweaking class closure order requires analysis of power, won’t go there
Class Actions 2021-02-19 11:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused to extend the date by which Coles workers can register to join an employment class action against the supermarket giant as […]

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On The Run won’t file ‘test case’ appeal of class closure judgment
Class Actions 2021-02-10 4:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

The employing entity behind convenience store chain On the Run has said it will not appeal a judgment tossing a class closure bid prior to […]

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Judge rejects class closure bid ahead of mediation in On The Run class action
Class Actions 2021-02-08 12:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected a class closure order application by the lead applicants in a class action against convenience store chain On The Run ahead […]

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High Court to hear challenge to landmark ruling on casual workers’ rights
High Court 2020-11-26 1:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted special leave to labour hire company WorkPac to challenge a Full Court judgment that granted entitlements to casual workers with […]

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Drakes Supermarkets hit with $20M underpayments class action
Class Actions 2020-10-28 4:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Drakes Supermarkets is facing a $20 million class action alleging it failed to pay staff at its Foodland and Drakes stores for time worked in […]

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Ex-GM says John Holland fired him for blowing the whistle on safety issues
Employment 2021-01-13 12:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former general manager has sued engineering and construction firm John Holland Group alleging he was fired for raising safety concerns about defects in the […]

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Judge expresses ‘nagging feeling of disquiet’ about $1.9M Appco class action settlement
Employment 2020-11-30 9:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has again postponed signing off on a $1.9 million settlement in a $65 million sham contracting class action against fundraiser Appco Group after […]

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