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Fair Work Ombudsman ‘overreacted’ in wage case against Transpetrol, judge says
Employment March 27, 2019 9:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has told off the Fair Work Ombudsman for seeking penalties of up to $94,000 in a case alleging Norwegian shipping company Transpetrol underpaid […]

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FWO sues Westside Petroleum general manager for underpaying workers
Employment March 25, 2019 9:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The general manager of service station chain Westside Petroleum has been named in a lawsuit by the Fair Work Ombudsman alleging the company shortchanged workers […]

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CFMMEU fined $55,000 for pressuring worker to join union
Employment March 8, 2019 9:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

The CFMMEU has been hit with a $55,080 penalty after a judge found the union pressured a landscaper to join despite only being contracted to […]

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Wilson Security can roster overtime to dodge Sunday penalty rates, appeals court confirms
Employment April 26, 2019 10:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Security guard union United Voice has lost a challenge to a ruling that found Wilson Security could legally allocate overtime to Sundays over a four-week […]

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Law school head accused of bullying sues La Trobe University over suspension
Education March 22, 2019 9:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

An eminent professor at a Melbourne law school has launched legal action against his employer after complaints of bullying by two other professors led to […]

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Labour hire company Manpower faces unfair dismissal case by former GM
Employment March 18, 2019 11:45 am By Christine Caulfield

Ex-Manpower Services general manager Jamie Butterworth is suing the multinational recruitment company, alleging he was unlawfully terminated for complaining about the performance of the company’s […]

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Piper Alderman, senior female partner fail to resolve sex discrimination suit
Business of Law March 13, 2019 2:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Piper Alderman and a senior female partner who has accused the law firm’s leaders of sex discrimination have been unable to settle their dispute out […]

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Trial in novel employment class action against Airservices set to begin
Employment March 29, 2019 8:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

Trial in a class action over employment contracts for Airservices’ managers that allegedly left the staff worse off than relevant enterprise agreements kicks off Tuesday, […]

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FWC refuses O’Dwyer’s referral bid over allegedly discriminatory MFB deal
Employment March 28, 2019 10:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Fair Work Commission has dismissed an application by Jobs Minister Kelly O’Dwyer for review by the Full Federal Court of a decision approving an […]

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MACH Energy faces $13M lawsuit by second fired exec
Energy & Natural Resources March 20, 2019 12:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

MACH Energy is fighting a second lawsuit by a former director alleging he is owed $13 million in shares under an equity incentive scheme based […]

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