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Mantle Group may face underpayments class action
Class Actions May 26, 2020 10:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Brisbane-based Mantle Group has become the latest hospitality company to face a possible class action for allegedly failing to pay staff for all the hours […]

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BP loses appeal of Hitler parody video ruling
Employment May 22, 2020 6:43 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Full Federal Court has dismissed BP’s appeal of a ruling by the Fair Work Commission that reinstated a worker who was fired for sharing […]

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Permanent confusion about casuals
Expert Insights May 22, 2020 4:23 pm By

Uncertainty continues to haunt casual employment after WorkPac lost its bid to have the Federal Court reconsider the Court’s earlier Skene decision[1], viewed through the lens of […]

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Judge suppresses sex harassment claims against philanthropist Sir Owen Glenn
Employment May 21, 2020 5:07 pm By editor

The details of a sex harassment lawsuit brought against entrepreneur Sir Owen Glenn by a former executive assistant employed with his philanthropic foundation have been […]

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Judge was wrong to find breach worker didn’t allege, court hears
Employment May 21, 2020 9:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Heiko Constructions has won approval to appeal a ruling from Federal Circuit Court Judge Salvatore Vasta that found the company committed a breach of the […]

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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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‘I didn’t come down in the last shower’: Judge trashes barristers’ submissions in CFMEU whistleblower trial
Employment May 20, 2020 11:33 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has scrapped overly-long written submissions by barristers in proceedings brought by two CFMEU whistleblowers and replaced them with an extra day of oral […]

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Qantas wins injunction against FWC in case by stood-down aircraft engineers
Employment May 19, 2020 10:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has granted Qantas an injunction temporarily blocking the Fair Work Commission from hearing a case brought by the union for the airline’s stood-down […]

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Court denies sick leave to Qantas workers stood down due to COVID-19
Coronavirus May 18, 2020 5:37 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Qantas employees who have been stood down due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are not entitled to access sick leave or compassionate leave, […]

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Hero Sushi served $890,000 fine for underpaying workers, falsifying records
Employment May 18, 2020 11:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

The operators of three Hero Sushi outlets have been fined a record $891,000 for underpaying staff and providing false records to the Fair Work Ombudsman […]

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