A court has admitted the affidavit of an aircraft engineer who cannot be cross-examined due to Alzheimer's, giving him a second shot at pursuing more than $300,000 in entitlements allegedly accrued while misclassified as a contractor.
The Full Federal Court has dismissed an employer's attempted challenge to an arbitrated decision by the FWC, finding that an enterprise agreement at Victoria's Yallourn power station and coal mine provided for "final and binding" dispute resolution.
The FWO has dropped its case against Foodora over alleged sham contracts, bringing to a premature close what was anticipated to be a significant test of the gig economy's employment relationships in Australia.
A former Cricket Australia manager's lawyers have today filed legal action in the Federal Court alleging she was dismissed over personal tweets, in the latest test of an employee's use of social media to express political opinions.
In a significant decision on adverse publicity as a factor in setting penalties, a judge has heavily discounted fines sought against an underpaying Melbourne restaurant chain while criticising the FWO's practice of naming and shaming employers before their day in court.
The Federal Circuit Court has slugged an unrepresented litigant with an order to pay $12,500 of his former employer's legal costs, finding that although he did not run the case vexatiously, mere allegations unsupported by evidence rendered it "baseless and groundless".