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Glencore unit does not owe injured workers unlimited personal leave, court says
Employment January 21, 2020 4:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of mining giant Glencore has defeated a case brought by the CFMEU claiming it was obligated to pay unlimited amounts of personal leave […]

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Ashurst admits to underpaying staff
Business of Law January 20, 2020 5:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ashurst has become the latest law firm to be ensnared in the underpayments scandal affecting Australian businesses, with the firm admitting to underpaying a number of staff covered under the legal services award.

Griffin Coal can’t get hands on docs in long-running spat with Carna Group
Energy & Natural Resources January 17, 2020 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Struggling mining firm Griffin Coal has been denied access to documents while defending a consumer law case brought by the liquidators of a collapsed mining […]

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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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CFMEU boss sues John Setka for poaching union members
Employment January 15, 2020 5:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

The national secretary of the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining Energy Union has filed an urgent lawsuit against union heavyweight John Setka and 29 other officers […]

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‘Don’t tell me you’re pregnant’: Equity partner track under fire in sex discrimination case
Employment January 14, 2020 5:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The managing partner of Hicksons Lawyers has been accused of saying that if a former partner got pregnant, it would “ruin all [his] plans,” according […]

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Law firm slams Merivale’s ‘meaningless’ concerns about $129M underpayments class action
Employment January 7, 2020 9:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

Canberra-based plaintiffs law firm Adero Law has hit back at claims by hospitality giant Merivale that their 3,000 employees would not benefit from a Fair […]

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Ex-Norton Rose partner can’t block King & Wood Mallesons from acting for former firm
Appeals January 7, 2020 10:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Norton Rose Fulbright partner has lost his bid to block King & Wood Mallesons and two barristers from representing the law firm in […]

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Class wins access to Appco insurance docs in sham contracting case
Employment December 19, 2019 10:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Appco has agreed to hand over insurance policy documents to the lead applicant in a $90 million sham contracting class action, amid concerns about the […]

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Court slashes $450,000 judgment against HWL Ebsworth
Employment December 17, 2019 4:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has slashed a $450,000 judgment against law firm HWL Ebsworth to $127,000, after finding a former partner who sued the firm for […]

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