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Toyota supervisor sacked for ‘benevolent sexism’, FWC says
Employment 2018-06-27 11:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Toyota supervisor’s “overly sexualised” remarks to young female workers were a “blatant form of benevolent sexism”, the Fair Work Commission has found in upholding […]

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First union official hit with personal fine after High Court ruling
Employment 2018-06-25 11:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The first personal fine against a union official has been handed down in the wake of the High Court’s ruling that courts can order union […]

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BHP faces class action by casual workforce
Employment 2018-06-25 3:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mining giant BHP Billiton has been hit with two class actions alleging it hired hundreds of mine workers as casual employees to avoid paying proper […]

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FWC shoots down appeal of union merger approval
Employment 2018-06-22 11:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two employer groups have lost their appeal of a Fair Work Commission decision that signed off on the merger of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy […]

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Sacked HWL Ebsworth lawyer wins bid for extra trial time
Employment 2018-06-22 11:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has agreed to set aside another week for trial in an unfair dismissal case brought by former HWL Ebsworth senior counsel Dr […]

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CFMMEU fined $142,000 for threatening contractors
Construction 2018-06-22 10:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

The CFMMEU has been ordered to pay $142,000 in penalties after the Federal Court found the union had aborted an elaborate construction procedure in Melbourne […]

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Fair Work Ombudsman loses bid for hefty fine in MUA strike case
Employment 2018-06-21 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Fair Work Ombudsman lost its argument for $4.1 million in penalties against the CFMMEU for industrial action at shipping terminals in Sydney and Brisbane, […]

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#MeToo inspires workplace sexual harassment inquiry
Employment 2018-06-20 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a 12-month investigation into workplace sexual harassment, the first of its kind birthed from the growing #MeToo movement. […]

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CFMEU ‘bleeding dry’ two union whistleblowers, lawyer says
Employment 2018-06-19 1:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A lawyer for two sacked CFMEU officials has accused Australia’s biggest union of “bleeding dry” his whistleblower clients after it vowed in court Tuesday to […]

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Pizza Hut franchise fined $216,700 for ‘sham’ contract
Franchises 2018-06-15 12:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Pizza Hut outlet on the Gold Coast has been hit with fines totalling $216,700 after it was found to have misclassified a delivery driver […]

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