The Federal Court has opted to assign to a referee consideration of two stevedores' "bewildering", multi-million-dollar compensation claim following unlawful bans by the CFMMEU's maritime division in 2017.
The ABCC has enjoyed another mixed result in its campaign to bring the CFMMEU to heel, a Federal Court judge agreeing to impose personal payment orders against three officials involved in picketing a building site but rejecting argument that the union's past record should necessarily attract maximum penalties.
The FWC has dismissed an ALAEA dispute application after finding budget airline Regional Express did not discipline an engineer whose certification remains suspended after his overly thorough defect check made it ground an aircraft.
Self-employed people and employers in Victoria who fail to notify WorkSafe about positive COVID-19 tests or confirmed coronavirus cases attending workplaces in the infectious period now face a fine of up to $39,652 for individuals and $198,264 for a body corporate.
An employer that made a worker redundant just days before the unveiling of JobKeeper must pay the remaining sum she would have gained as a recipient, after the FWC found a proper consultation process would have resulted in her getting it.
A senior FWC member has called on the Fair Work Ombudsman to review the advice it dispenses after observing that it might have "unwittingly misinformed" a worker about her standing to contest a dismissal.
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Despite lacking power to deal with a dispute over a casual worker's removal from JobKeeper for refusing an extra shift, the FWC has recommended his employer reinstate the payment or face a potential general protections claim.