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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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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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PappaRich franchise operator accused of underpaying workers $74,000
Employment March 22, 2019 11:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A PappaRich franchise operator is facing legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman for allegedly underpaying 154 workers at three of the Malaysian food chain’s […]

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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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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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CFMMEU to go another round with One Key Workforce liquidators over $1M in wages
Restructuring & Insolvency March 15, 2019 10:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union has appealed a ruling granting $1 million to the liquidators of failure labour hire company One Key […]

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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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Court shuts down law firm MWP’s claims over stolen clients
Business of Law March 11, 2019 11:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has halted a lawsuit by an international law firm against a former director who formed a breakaway law firm with two Australian lawyers […]

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‘Inoffensive drunkenness’ at work party not grounds for firing, FWC says
Employment March 8, 2019 10:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

An employee of electrical contractor Ryan Wilks who was fired for getting drunk at a co-worker’s farewell party can have her job back, the Fair […]

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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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