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Apprentice sacked for refusing overtime without penalty rates

The FWC has found an employer unfairly sacked an apprentice and imposed an "extraordinarily unreasonable" requirement for him to work weekends without penalty rates so it could avoid the prospect of liquidated damages.

Cop accused of brutality fails to overturn sacking

A tribunal has upheld the sacking of a former police officer accused of driving recklessly to injure a man locked in paddywagon, rejecting a magistrate court's finding that he was not guilty of the criminal charge.

Programmed the latest casual class action target

As employers urge the Federal Government to introduce laws reining in an "explosion" of class actions, Adero Law has filed a new claim seeking some $45 million in annual leave entitlements on behalf of about 3000 coal miners allegedly misclassified as casuals.

Reckless act justifies sacking; & more

Single act of serious misconduct justifies sacking; Bench rejects "tactical" late dismissal claim; and Tardy arrival to dinner doesn't warrant sacking.

Court tells underpaying employer to engage IR expert

An employer that altered wage records and underpaid international workers because they "weren’t Australian" must pay more than $100,000 in fines and engage an IR expert to conduct training.

Court makes crucial ruling on travel time

In a decision that could have employers re-thinking standard travel and hours terms in agreements, the Federal Court has found in favour of a CFMMEU-backed class action that argued workers should be paid for transit time between security gates and their worksite.

Two-hour Cup Day strike at casino unprotected: FWC

A two-hour stopwork that United Voice scheduled to clash with Melbourne Cup festivities at Crown Perth has been extended to four hours after the gambling giant secured an anti-strike order from the FWC on the basis that a shorter period would constitute unprotected action.

Worker challenging sacking for "repeated" Easter sick leave

A BHP employee sacked after her supervisor identified a "pattern" of taking sick leave during Easter school holidays is suing it for alleged adverse action and coercively seeking to stop her exercising her leave rights.

"Gaslighted" worker says Workpac failed to shield him from rumours

A former Workpac supervisor, who lost his job while he was under investigation, is accusing the company of failing to treat him fairly or protect him as rumours circulated in the community that it sacked him for selling drugs and bullying.