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ASIC declined to take action on class action funding arrangement, inquiry told
Class Actions July 15, 2020 6:50 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The corporate watchdog would not take action on funding terms in a Fair Work class action brought by Adero Law, after receiving a complaint of […]

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COVID-19 has led to 30 per cent spike in FWC cases, president says
Employment July 15, 2020 6:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

An increase in the number of unfair dismissal cases and the addition of JobKeeper disputes has seen the general caseload of the Fair Work Commission […]

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Victorian courts to review sexual harassment policies
Employment July 13, 2020 10:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Victoria state government has launched reviews into the sexual harassment policies of its courts and tribunals and the law firms that provide services to […]

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Costs orders should be the exception in funded Fair Work cases, judge says
Employment July 9, 2020 11:01 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The parties in a ‘sham’ contracting class action brought on behalf of telecommunications workers have both lost bids to recover interlocutory costs, with a judge […]

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Judge says FWC can hear dispute over stood down Qantas, Jetstar engineers
Employment July 9, 2020 8:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The workplace umpire has jurisdiction to hear a case against Qantas and its budget subsidiary Jetstar brought by the union for licenced aircraft maintenance engineers […]

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Federal Court to review sexual harassment policies following Heydon scandal
Employment July 7, 2020 8:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court is reviewing its sexual harassment policies following allegations that former High Court justice Dyson Heydon sexually harassed six female associates while on […]

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Qantas worker caught watching porn on company iPad not unfairly dismissed, FWC says
Employment July 7, 2020 8:00 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A Qantas engineer who used his company-issued iPad to access pornographic material while at work has lost his unfair dismissal case. Fair Work Commission Deputy […]

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Top female lawyers say it’s time to make the law a ‘safer profession for women’
Employment July 6, 2020 10:11 pm By Alison Eveleigh

More than 500 women from across the legal profession, including former judges, barristers, law firm partners and professors, have signed a letter urging the Attorney […]

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Sacked lawyer says he was ‘admonished’ for wearing Zara brand shoes, woollen jumpers
Employment July 6, 2020 3:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

A public sector lawyer has won a bid to have the workplace umpire hear claims he was refused pay rises after engaging in allegedly inappropriate […]

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Westpac owes $8M to underpaid workers
Employment July 3, 2020 11:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has become the latest company to discover it shortchanged workers, announcing it will pay $8 million to around 8,000 current and former staff who […]

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