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Ryan Wilks loses appeal after sacking employee for ‘inoffensive drunkenness’ at work party
Employment June 17, 2019 3:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Fair Work Commission has dismissed an appeal by Ryan Wilks challenging a finding that the electrical and engineering company unfairly sacked an employee for […]

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Biometric data, the Privacy Act, and the employee records exemption
Expert Insights June 13, 2019 9:46 pm By

In Jeremy Lee v Superior Wood Pty Ltd, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) considered the lawfulness of an employer directing an […]

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Sydney law firm to countersue ex-clients in dispute over $4.45M Westpac settlement offer
Employment June 7, 2019 9:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney-based law firm is planning to file a cross-claim seeking legal costs from five former clients it represented in an employment lawsuit against Westpac, […]

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Uber drivers are not employees, Fair Work Ombudsman finds
Employment June 7, 2019 9:08 pm By Amelia Birnie

Unions have called for urgent legislative reform after the Fair Work Ombudsman declined to take compliance action against Uber, finding that the ride-share giant’s drivers […]

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Ex-HWL Ebsworth partner wins $450,000 for ‘irrational’ termination
Employment June 6, 2019 9:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former partner expelled from HWL Ebsworth has been awarded $450,000 in damages after the NSW Supreme Court found the reasons for the termination were […]

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Israel Folau takes Rugby Australia to Fair Work Commission over sacking
Employment June 6, 2019 10:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Rugby player Israel Folau, who was sacked after sharing a homophobic Instagram post, has brought unfair dismissal proceedings alleging Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs […]

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Israel Folau suits up for legal battle with Rugby Australia
Employment June 5, 2019 3:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sacked rugby player Israel Folau has hired commercial law firm Macpherson Kelley as he considers legal action against Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs over […]

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Fair Work Commissioner cleared of bias over ‘smokebomb’ comment
Employment June 5, 2019 9:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Fair Work Commission has dismissed an appeal by the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union challenging a decision by a commissioner to not […]

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Piper Alderman partner rejected offer to leave on a ‘dignified basis’, court told
Business of Law June 3, 2019 9:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

A senior Piper Alderman partner who has launched a sex discrimination case against the law firm rejected “reasonable settlement offers” that would have allowed her […]

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Judge hits funder-backed Appco class action with costs despite ‘no costs’ rule
Class Actions May 31, 2019 5:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has hit the applicant in a sham contracting class action against Appco with costs for forcing the company to file a defence to […]

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