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Beans or peas? Court finds Odco-contractors are employees

A full Federal Court has ruled that two housekeepers who were pushed onto Odco-style independent contractor arrangements continued to be employees after the purported conversion, but also found that their employer had not contravened the Fair Work Act's sham contracting provisions.

Court halts Bass Strait industrial campaign

The Federal Court has issued orders to restrain the AWU from organising industrial action at Esso Australia's Bass Strait oil and gas operations.

Full court backs zero tolerance drug sacking

Employers are likely to rely more heavily on zero tolerance drug and alcohol policies to discipline or dismiss employees, even when there is no evidence of impairment, after an important full Federal Court ruling yesterday.

Nursing union triumphs in long-running agreement saga

A Federal Court full bench has today ruled that the Fair Work Commission was entitled to approve enterprise agreements covering three private hospitals, even though their agent made and signed them without "actual" authority.

Quashing of meat deal upheld in bitter abattoir dispute

The Federal Court has upheld the quashing of a controversial meat industry enterprise agreement, despite its view that a FWC full bench might have made mistakes in overturning a single member's decision to approve it.

Federal Government defends corporations power reach in High Court

The Federal Government has told the High Court that the Queensland Government's argument against a union challenge to legislation removing Queensland Rail workers from the federal IR system would thwart the operation of the Constitution's corporations power.

Kitching claims HSU entry permit inquiry unlawful

The Fair Work Commission adjourned its inquiry into HSU Victorian No 1 branch entry permit applications this morning after branch general manager Kimberley Kitching indicated she would seek an urgent Federal Court order to compel the tribunal to rule on her argument that it has no jurisdiction to conduct the review.

Federal Court rejects Australia Post's p--n ruling challenge

Two Australia Post employees sacked for circulating p--nography in the workplace will keep their jobs after a full Federal Court ruled this morning that a FWC full bench made no errors in its decision to grant them leave to appeal a decision that upheld their dismissals.

Court throws out hurt and humiliation claim

A former sporting association CEO has failed in his second attempt to win a damages payout for the hurt, distress and loss of reputation caused by his mid-season sacking.