NSW Shadow IR Minister Adam Searle says the Baird Government has "busted" its wages cap with a new deal that goes beyond the 2.5% public service limit by paying for two-thirds of a recent massive rise in police officers' insurance premiums.
An executive must pay his former employer more than half a million dollars for fiduciary and contractual breaches, after the NSW Supreme Court upheld the reasonableness of a contract clause restraining him from working for another advertising agency for six months anywhere in Australia after his employment ended.
The NSW IRC's ability to include redundancy provisions in public sector awards that are potentially in conflict with the state government's employment policies has been restored by the Court of Appeal.
A senior prison officer's long-running bid to keep his job remains alive after he successfully challenged a ruling by a NSW IRC full bench that upheld threats to dismiss him for failing to follow correct procedures in an incident that led to the death of a prisoner.
In a case demonstrating the risks for unions and others in linking to newspaper articles on their websites, a ship's master has won $90,000 in damages from the MUA after a court found that it defamed him when it said he had placed his crew in danger.
A finance company has failed to overturn an order to pay $1.6m in damages to a sales director it initially dismissed on notice and then purported to summarily sack for allegedly sexually harassing a subordinate.
Three of the four young men who died during the former Labor government’s home insulation rollout had not completed training in ceiling insulation installation, the royal commission into the stimulus program has heard, while the head of the inquiry has warned counsel not to cover old ground.