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Caesarean section doesn't convert father to primary carer: FWC

Two BHP Coal employees who helped look after their newborn babies while their partners recovered from caesarean sections were not entitled to parental leave as the primary care givers under the company's enterprise agreement, the FWC has ruled.

DP World wins urine testing appeal

DP World is free to resume urine testing under its national drug and alcohol policy after a five-member Fair Work Commission full bench yesterday upheld its challenge to a deputy president's ruling that its enterprise agreements excluded the method.

FWC stymies shift to individual contracts

The Fair Work Commission has rejected a second attempt by electricity distributor Essential Energy to move some managers and senior technical employees from an enterprise agreement to individual contracts, ruling that the "common understanding" of the agreement's coverage clause overrides its literal meaning.


Full Federal Court weighs up Toyota "no extra claims" clause

Toyota's best chance of overturning last year's ruling that stopped its employees voting on the company's proposed changes to its Altona enterprise agreement appear to rest with its argument that the "no extra claims" clause in the deal is directly inconsistent with the Fair Work Act, after other appeal grounds fell away in argument before the full Federal Court yesterday.

Workers had good reason to refuse additional overtime: FWC

Australia Post acted harshly in disciplining two employees who had solid OHS reasons for refusing to work additional overtime, but was entitled to transfer their union delegate for his aggressive reaction to the sanctions, the Fair Work Commission has found.

Court rules employer disciplinary breach not "trivial", awards compensation

The Federal Court has awarded a nursing assistant $15,500 for her employer's failure to follow the three-strike disciplinary procedure in its enterprise agreement, but rejected her claims that it breached an implied term of trust and confidence in her employment contract.