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High Court upholds challenge to backpacker tax
Employment 2021-11-03 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has found a 15 per cent ‘backpacker tax’ imposed on holders of Australian working holiday visas violates a double taxation agreement between […]

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CBA settles with former head of governance who complained of ‘excessive workload’
Employment 2021-10-06 2:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Commonwealth Bank has resolved a case brought by former head of governance and company secretary Kara Nicholls, who resigned from the bank on Tuesday […]

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High Court asked to hear dismissal case of TechnologyOne exec
Employment 2021-09-06 12:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former senior executive of TechnologyOne wants the High Court to take up his unfair dismissal case after the software company won its challenge to […]

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Worker ‘heavily medicated’ during settlement can’t amend case against law firms
Employment 2021-08-24 2:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

An IT specialist who claims he was was “heavily medicated” when settling Fair Work Commission claims has lost a bid to amend his pleadings in […]

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Ex-Maurice Blackburn lawyer not trying to dodge Qantas trial with hospital stay, judge says
Employment 2021-08-12 5:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former Maurice Blackburn lawyer set to give evidence in a suit against Qantas was not “deliberately avoiding” the trial with an extended hospital stay, […]

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CBA’s head of governance sues bank for threatening to ax her over complaints
Employment 2021-08-10 6:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Commonwealth Bank’s head of governance has hit her employer with a lawsuit claiming she was threatened with termination for making complaints that the governance team […]

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TechnologyOne wins challenge to $5.2M judgment in exec’s unfair dismissal case
Employment 2021-08-05 9:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian software company TechnologyOne has succeeded in its challenge to a $5.2 million judgment in an unfair dismissal case by a former high ranking executive, […]

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Uber faces test case in Federal Court over drivers’ employment status
Employment 2021-08-02 10:10 am By Christine Caulfield

A group of Uber drivers have brought legal action in the Federal Court to challenge the rideshare giant’s claim that they are independent contractors. The […]

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Court throws out James Ashby’s lawsuit over $4.5M legal bill
Employment 2021-07-23 6:37 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has tossed One Nation chief-of-staff James Ashby’s lawsuit alleging the federal government breached the Fair Work Act by refusing to foot the bill for […]

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‘A hint, a wink or a nod’: Appeals court says harassment need not be sexually explicit
Appeals 2021-07-20 4:08 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court has upheld a $100,000 sexual harassment judgment against a Sanitarium-owned company for designing, displaying and distributing a poster featuring a worker alongside […]

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