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Fair Work deputy president chided for anti-CFMMEU retweet, but cleared of apparent bias
Employment January 17, 2019 9:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A senior member of the Fair Work Commission acted inappropriately when he shared a Twitter post critical of Labor leader Bill Shorten and the CFMMEU, […]

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Spotless judgment clarifies redundancy payment exception
Employment January 16, 2019 5:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

Spotless Services violated the Fair Work Act by failing to pay redundancy for workers employed at Perth International Airport, a court has found, in a ruling […]

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CFMMEU sued over official’s potty mouth
Employment January 15, 2019 10:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s building watchdog has taken the CFMMEU to court after one of its officials allegedly called a health and safety officer a “f****ing dog” during […]

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Railtrain recklessly misled vocational trainees, union tells court
Employment January 14, 2019 4:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Vocational training firm Railtrain knowingly and recklessly misled trainees about their rights to be paid as employees, according to an amended court filing by the […]

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Productivity Commission recommends ‘best in show’ shortlist as part of major super shake-up
Financial Services January 10, 2019 10:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

An independent expert panel who will determine a ‘Best in Show’ shortlist of super funds would take over from unions and employers in controlling Australia’s […]

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Adero hits Hays, Stellar Personnel with employment class actions
Employment January 7, 2019 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Adero Law has filed class actions against labour hire companies Hays and Stellar Personnel on behalf of casual miners who allege they were entitled to […]

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Casual worker test case to be heard by Full Court
Employment December 21, 2018 11:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A case that challenges the test for determining casual employment under the Fair Work Act is a matter of public importance and will be heard […]

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ACCC takes action against Employsure for unconscionable conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection December 21, 2018 10:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Employment relations company Employsure has been taken to court by the consumer watchdog for allegedly duping small businesses into signing long-term contracts after promising free […]

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Hytera ordered to hand over ‘stolen’ Motorola code
Intellectual Property December 18, 2018 5:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hytera Communications has been ordered to hand over source code that Motorola claims was stolen by three employees who jumped ship between the companies. In […]

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Union merger challenge shot down by Federal Court
Employment December 14, 2018 11:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

An employer group has lost an appeal to the Full Federal Court to overturn the merger of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union with two […]

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