WA's peak employer body says COVID-19 prompted it to extend the probationary period of a commercial services director instead of sacking her, before she allegedly shared details of a confidential performance discussion while criticising colleagues in the workplace toilets.
The FWC has allowed a delivery driver's late unfair dismissal application to proceed after finding that his adult children kept news of his sacking from him over health concerns while he completed two weeks' hotel quarantine.
The FWC will allow a legal firm that provides IR advice to lawyer-up against a self-represented junior solicitor with no post-admission experience who claims to be in a "David and Goliath" situation as he seeks to challenge his dismissal.
The AMWU claims it has won wage increases of at least 9.8% over three years for workers at a McCain Foods potato processing plant in Tasmania, as it pushes to bring their rates into line with their mainland counterparts.
The FWC has upheld the dismissal of two Qantas pilots unable to fly internationally after turning 65, drawing parallels with the tribunal's retirement policy while finding it might have been "considerate" to keep them in the departure lounge while they awaited a move to short-haul.
The Morrison Government's Respect@Work legislation has now passed both houses of parliament, after the House of Representatives early this afternoon backed the legislation, as amended by the Senate yesterday.
A Senate inquiry into temporary migration has recommended that the Morrison Government restructure the FWO as an enforcement-focused inspectorate, require registration and accreditation of employers that engage visa workers and establish a national labour hire licensing scheme.