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Virgin Australia tweaks COVID-19 vaccination policy to resolve union lawsuit
Coronavirus 2021-12-01 3:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Virgin Australia has walked back part of its COVID-19 vaccination policy after the union representing aircraft maintenance engineers received hundred of complaints about the requirement […]

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CFMMEU cops $554,600 penalty for coercive worksite protests
Employment 2021-12-01 9:46 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The CFMMEU and two of its officers have been hit with a $554,600 penalty for allegedly using the union’s “covert industrial muscle” to pressure a […]

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Fifth overtime class action filed by junior doctors in Victoria
Employment 2021-11-30 1:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Victoria’s Alfred and St Vincent’s hospitals are the targets of a new class action filed on behalf of junior doctors alleging they were not paid […]

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Judge orders Employsure to pay $1M after ‘gagging’ at ACCC’s proposed sum
Employment 2021-11-30 5:43 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Specialist workplace relations consultancy Employsure has been ordered to pay a $1 million penalty over a series of misleading Google advertisements, a figure significantly lower […]

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Norton Rose wins appeal against sacked partner, but faulted for ‘serious error in judgment’
Employment 2021-11-26 7:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has won its appeal of a $160,000 judgment in favour of former partner Thomas Martin, with the Full Federal Court […]

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In class action defence, Merivale says it shouldn’t be forced to backpay staff
Class Actions 2021-11-24 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hospitality giant Merivale has streamlined its defence of a $129 million underpayment class action, arguing that it shouldn’t be expected to back pay employees because […]

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Romeo’s settles two underpayments class actions
Class Actions 2021-11-23 1:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

Supermarket chain Romeo’s has reached a settlement in two class actions alleging staff were underpaid, but details of the agreements are scant. Class action firm […]

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‘We don’t understand’: Rentokil confused by ex-manager’s defence in $3.2M invoice case
Employment 2021-11-23 12:35 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A lawyer for Rentokil has told a court the pest control company is scratching its head over the defence by a former manager accused of […]

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Caterpillar resolves case against former employee accused of taking confidential files
Intellectual Property 2021-11-23 4:07 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Construction equipment giant Caterpillar has resolved its dispute with a former employee accused of flagrantly copying “many thousands” of confidential files before taking a job […]

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Union accuses McDonald’s of unpaid rest break ‘conspiracy’
Employment 2021-11-23 1:48 pm By Bianca Hrovat

McDonald’s Australia has been joined as a second respondent in a union-led lawsuit that accuses the fast food giant of “conspiring to deliberately deny workers […]

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