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EY seeks to shut down tax partner’s lawsuit
Employment 2024-02-23 9:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Accounting firm Ernst & Young is seeking to throw out a tax partner’s lawsuit alleging he remains in the partnership despite an attempt to remove […]

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‘If you are going to be petty find a new job’: Emails show Fortrend, ex-advisor came to blows over expenses
Employment 2024-02-22 9:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two former Fortrend Securities advisors, who face litigation over their defection to a rival, have hit back with a lawsuit of their own alleging the brokerage’s CEO sent a string of angry emails in a dispute over who should foot the bill for client expenses.

Mecca Brands used maternity leave to ‘test’ whether marketer’s position could be axed, lawsuit says
Employment 2024-02-20 9:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The former head of brand marketing at cosmetics retailer Mecca Brands has sued the company and its chief marketing officer for allegedly using her maternity […]

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Producer says ABC owes him $290,000 for 70-hour weeks on ‘Australian Story’
Employment 2024-02-20 9:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A senior ABC producer has sued the broadcaster, alleging he’s owed $290,000 in underpayments for working an average 70 hours a week on the documentary […]

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Sushi Bay slammed for ‘calculated’ effort to conceal underpayments
Employment 2024-02-19 10:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Fair Work Ombudsman has won its underpayments case against restaurant chain Sushi Bay and its director, with a judge finding the company forced migrant […]

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King & Wood Mallesons lures long-time Clayton Utz employment partner
Employment 2024-02-19 3:02 pm By Cindy Cameronne

King & Wood Mallesons has snagged an industrial relations and employment law ace from Clayton Utz, who collaborated with the Attorney-General on implementing the recent […]

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CBA hit with record $10M penalty for underpaying 7,400 employees
Employment 2024-02-15 11:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Commonwealth Bank of Australia and subsidiary CommSec have been hit with $10.34 million in penalties — the highest ever imposed in enforcement action by the […]

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In class action defence, KFC says rest break obligation met even if staff chose to keep working
Class Actions 2024-02-13 11:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

Fast food giant KFC has served its defence in a class action alleging workers were deprived of their rest break entitlements, saying its obligation to […]

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Merivale settles underpayments class action
Employment 2024-02-12 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Hospitality giant Merivale has agreed to settle an underpayments class action alleging it failed to pay workers amounts owed for overtime hours worked. The terms […]

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‘Not a suitable vehicle’: Judge rejects bid to knock out Aldi class action
Class Actions 2024-02-09 9:17 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has dismissed Aldi’s bid to have a class action alleging it underpaid Australian workers to the tune of $150 million summarily dismissed, saying […]

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