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AWU fined $150,000 for inflating membership numbers
Employment 2020-08-12 3:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has slugged the Australia Workers’ Union with a $148,100 fine for artificially boosting member numbers in what he said was a “serious departure” […]

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Aged care provider Uniting underpaid 9,500 staff more than $3.3M
Employment 2020-08-12 5:38 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Aged care operator Uniting has agreed to make $3.36 million in back payments to about 9,500 employees who were underpaid their full entitlements over a period of six years.

BP worker fired over Hitler parody video wins $201,000 in compensation
Employment 2020-08-11 6:13 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A BP worker whose employment was reinstated after he was unfairly dismissed for sharing a video clip that included subtitles placed over a scene from […]

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Foxtel, Optus contractor criticises ‘opportunistic’ new sham contracting class action
Class Actions 2020-08-10 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Communications and technical services company BSA Limited has slammed as “opportunistic” an employment class action by allegedly underpaid technicians, saying the media was informed of […]

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Deloitte faces age discrimination case by 63-year-old partner
Employment 2020-08-06 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

A 63-year-old partner of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is suing the accounting giant and CEO Richard Deutsch alleging the firm’s mandatory retirement policy is discriminatory and […]

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Backpacker’s tax not discriminatory, appeals court finds
Employment 2020-08-06 3:55 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Taxation Office has won its appeal of a ruling that found that a 15 per cent ‘Backpacker’s Tax’ imposed on holders of Australian […]

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Judge urges Komatsu to consider ‘adequacy’ of sex harassment defence
Employment 2020-08-05 7:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has told mining equipment provider Komatsu to consider whether its sex harassment policies and training are an “adequate” defence to serious allegations of […]

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Fundraiser Appco settles ‘sham’ contracting class action
Class Actions 2020-08-04 11:48 am By Miklos Bolza

Fundraising company Appco has reached a settlement to resolve a class action alleging it misclassified its army of sales people as independent contractors. In a […]

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Adero to issue correction notice in On The Run class action
Employment 2020-08-03 9:56 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The law firm running an underpayments class action against petrol convenience store chain On The Run has been ordered to issue a notice correcting certain […]

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Maurice Blackburn escapes discrimination case by former client
Employment 2020-07-31 10:01 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has shut down a former Qantas customer service manager’s bid to pursue a disability discrimination case against Maurice Blackburn alleging the law firm […]

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