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McManus robo-calls offer pledge on IR change

ACTU secretary Sally McManus will tonight use a "robo-call" to about 500,000 lower and middle-income households to explain the union movement's aims heading into the first of the Morrison Government's IR change discussions tomorrow.

Late claim allowed after FWC "system delay"

A tribunal member has determined it would be an "overly formal" exercise of the FWC's powers to bin a late unfair dismissal claim after the applicant was belatedly informed she had filed an incomplete form.

ClubsNSW denies "whistleblower's" sham contracting claim

ClubsNSW is pushing back against a compliance auditor's sham contracting and defamation claims, while also pursuing him in another court for leaking an "alarming" board document to independent MP Andrew Wilkie.

Mixed report card for virus response: Unions

The ACTU says the Morrison Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic had mostly been one of "good beginnings brought down by poor detail", while there are signs of a return to "business as usual".


Woolies' underpayments blow out to almost $400M

Retailer Woolworths Group's underpayments bill has increased by about $75 million to $390 million, after it identified "payment shortfalls" in its hotels and liquor division, it told the ASX today.

High Court adopts new HR policy after Heydon harassment findings

The High Court has developed an HR policy boosting support for judges' staff and clarifying obligations, following findings that former trade union royal commissioner and High Court judge Dyson Heydon sexually harassed six associates.

Compensation cap rises to almost $77,000

The income and compensation caps for unfair dismissal claims are set to increase next week, along with filing fees for a range of applications.

Court confirms big employer's redundancy payment for reducing hours

In a significant judgment examining the interplay between employment relationships and employment contracts, the Federal Court has dismissed a major employer's appeal against a ruling it owed a cleaner redundancy pay after reducing her hours from full to part-time.