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IR not a "zero sum" game: Porter

IR Minister Christian Porter has unveiled a broad workplace reform agenda that includes the laws covering casual employment and unfair dismissal.

Jail time for wage theft drawing closer

The Morrison Government has unveiled plans for wide-ranging changes to the Fair Work Act, including the introduction of criminal penalties for the worst cases of wage theft and underpayment and increasing the length of agreements covering greenfields projects.

Costs refused after company secretary got employer's name wrong

A sacked director has failed to win costs allegedly arising from an attempt to paint as a money grab his misnaming of the respondent, the FWC finding his former employer was entitled to object to what was an admitted and "egregious" error.

Senator refers Setka comments to AFP

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick has referred comments made by Victorian CFMMEU leader John Setka at a union meeting to the Australian Federal Police.

Delegates reinstated after Visy manager "lost the room"

The FWC has ordered Visy to reinstate two union delates wrongly accused of organising an overtime ban, but deemed they should only be back-paid for six of the 18 months since their sacking in part because they were "players in the drama" who could have held some sway.

Big W deal approved, reasons "in due course"

The FWC has approved a new Big W deal but is yet to give reasons for rejecting RAFFWU's objections about job security representations and the retailer's announcement immediately after workers voted it up that it would close stores and change rosters.

Workpac class actions placed on hold

Two class actions against the labour hire company Workpac will be adjourned until after the full Federal Court rules on the landmark Rossato case on casual employment.