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Class action accuses McDonald’s of denying workers unpaid rest breaks
Employment 2021-12-07 1:02 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Fast food giant McDonald’s has been hit with a class action alleging it systematically failed to provide employees with paid 10 minute rest breaks. The […]

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‘Managers were bullies’: NAB to face court action for allegedly overworking staff
Employment 2021-12-07 3:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Finance Sector Union is preparing a lawsuit against the National Australia Bank, claiming the bank has pressured its employees to work “unreasonable” hours and underpaid its staff.

‘Whole world of pain’ for solicitors if ex-ANZ trader won privilege spat, judge says
Employment 2021-12-06 3:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has said if he sides with a former ANZ trader in a privilege dispute with the bank over file notes from 2014 meetings […]

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Romeo’s to pay $1.55M to employees in class action settlement
Employment 2021-12-06 11:47 am By Christine Caulfield

Romeo’s will pay $1.55 million to registered group members as part of a settlement of two class actions alleging the supermarket chain underpaid staff. The […]

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Fair Work Commission finds BHP vaccine mandate unlawful
Coronavirus 2021-12-03 10:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A full bench of the Fair Work Commission has struck down a BHP requirement that all workers at its Mt Arthur coal mine in NSW […]

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Judge denies ‘hostility’ towards COVID-19 vaccine mandate challengers
Coronavirus 2021-12-03 5:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Victorian workers challenging the government’s health directions requiring workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 have lost their second bid to disqualify the judge hearing the […]

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KPMG principal director was told to adjust to partner’s ‘aggressive, belittling’ conduct, suit says
Employment 2021-12-02 7:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

KPMG has been hit with a lawsuit by a principal director who claims he was told to “change and adjust” to “belittling and disproportionate attacks” […]

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Coles taken to court by FWO over $115M in staff underpayments
Employment 2021-12-02 2:27 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken supermarket giant Coles to court for allegedly underpaying more than 7,800 staff members $115 million over three years. In […]

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More casuals class actions to be dropped in wake of High Court’s Rossato decision
Employment 2021-12-01 3:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two law firms are seeking court approval to drop class actions brought on behalf of allegedly misclassified casual coal miners, in light of a High […]

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Virgin Australia tweaks COVID-19 vaccination policy to resolve union lawsuit
Coronavirus 2021-12-01 3:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Virgin Australia has walked back part of its COVID-19 vaccination policy after the union representing aircraft maintenance engineers received hundred of complaints about the requirement […]

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