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Class action over COVID-19 jab mandate faces de-classing
Coronavirus 2022-01-25 3:22 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has suggested that a class action against the New South Wales government over a mandate requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 […]

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McDonald’s hit with third lawsuit over unpaid rest breaks
Employment 2022-01-25 9:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

McDonald’s has been hit with a lawsuit on behalf of 339 employees across four states alleging it systematically failed to give workers paid 10-minute breaks, a month after a class action was filed against the fast food giant for allegedly denying workers rest breaks.

CIMIC unit hits back at underpayments class action, says workers ‘overpaid’
Class Actions 2022-01-24 5:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Engineering company UGL Limited has denied wrongdoing in a class action on behalf of casual aluminium construction and manufacturing workers who were allegedly underpaid for over three years, saying they were, in fact, overpaid.

Judge won’t block disciplinary action against unvaccinated Qantas staff
Coronavirus 2022-01-24 5:18 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has dismissed an urgent application to block Qantas from taking disciplinary action against unvaccinated employees, but the airline has committed to extending their leave with pay until a challenge to its COVID-19 vaccination policy can be heard.

CoreStaff settles class action accusing it of misleading Papua New Guinea workers
Class Actions 2022-01-21 10:54 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Labour hire firm CoreStaff has settled a class action alleging it lured workers to Australia from Papua New Guinea with the promise of long-term work, […]

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CBA accused of denying workers rest breaks in $45M wage theft lawsuit
Employment 2022-01-21 6:31 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been hit with a $45 million lawsuit by the Finance Sector Union for allegedly failing to provide thousands of […]

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Law firm accused of ‘head in the sand’ dodges costs in failed dismissal case
Employment 2022-01-20 10:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A law firm has escaped an order for costs sought by a Melbourne city council that argued the firm had turned a blind eye to […]

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Switzer sues ex-adviser, Walker Wayland over ‘defamatory’ email to client
Financial Services 2022-01-18 3:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Switzer Financial Group has sued a former senior adviser, claiming he sent a defamatory email to a client accusing the firm — run by financial […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills nabs work safety pro from Clyde & Co
Business of Law 2022-01-18 6:52 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Herbert Smith Freehills has picked up a leading work health and safety lawyer from Clyde & Co to join the Big Six law firm in […]

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Telstra sued over ‘sickening’ harassment by employee who stole confidential info
Employment 2022-01-17 1:23 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Telstra is liable for the “sickening” conduct of a former employee who accessed confidential contact information to launch a four-year campaign of sexual harassment against […]

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