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Court denies sick leave to Qantas workers stood down due to COVID-19
Coronavirus May 18, 2020 5:37 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Qantas employees who have been stood down due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are not entitled to access sick leave or compassionate leave, […]

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Hero Sushi served $890,000 fine for underpaying workers, falsifying records
Employment May 18, 2020 11:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

The operators of three Hero Sushi outlets have been fined a record $891,000 for underpaying staff and providing false records to the Fair Work Ombudsman […]

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Coles faces underpayment class action by supermarket managers
Class Actions May 15, 2020 9:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Supermarket giant Coles has been hit with a class action after revealing in February that it owes staff in its supermarket and liquor businesses at […]

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On The Run hit with $70M underpayments class action
Class Actions May 14, 2020 9:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Petrol station convenience store chain On The Run has been hit with a class action alleging it owes more than 8,000 current and former underpaid […]

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Theme park worker’s refusal to take leave once a week unreasonable under JobKeeper, FWC says
Employment May 13, 2020 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

The refusal by a Village Roadshow Theme Parks worker to take one day’s annual leave every week while she is on the JobKeeper subsidy was […]

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AMP accused of poaching 11 employees from wealth management software company
Employment May 11, 2020 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A software company is suing a subsidiary of AMP for breach of contract after the financial services firm allegedly induced 11 employees to jump ship […]

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United wins FWO case alleging it evaded workplace investigators
Employment May 7, 2020 4:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has tossed legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman against United Petroleum to enforce a notice to produce records as part of an […]

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Law firm accused of pressuring ex-Qantas employee to settle workers comp claim
Employment May 1, 2020 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former customer service manager for Qantas who claims to suffer from severe depression and anxiety has brought allegations of disability discrimination against Maurice Blackburn, […]

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Ex-AMP lawyer ‘disparaged’ GC to Big Six partner, court told 
Employment April 30, 2020 2:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

The identity of a Big Six partner to whom a former AMP lawyer allegedly criticised her superior has been revealed in court during a heated […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills lawyer applauded for ‘masterclass’ in advocacy in unfair dismissal case
Employment April 29, 2020 6:05 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Fair Work Commission has lavished praise on a Herbert Smith Freehills lawyer for his persuasive advocacy skills in representing transport company Greyhound in unfair […]

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