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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Religious discrimination bill violates international human rights law, Law Council says
Human Rights 2022-01-17 1:45 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Legislation being advanced by the Morrison government that would allow religious statements of belief to override laws that bar discrimination “waters down long-standing and hard-fought […]

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