A one-day-a-week art tutor who claims she repeatedly refused to switch to an individual contract is suing a non-profit organisation for adverse action and sham contracting by allegedly failing to pay super or leave entitlements and sacking her when she accused them of breaching the Fair Work Act.
In a significant ruling on how Fair Work Act breaches are to be assessed, a Federal Court full bench has invoked double jeopardy principles to strip $48,000 off penalties awarded against the CFMMEU and one of its organisers.
The nurses union says a plan to let faith-based hospital and aged care providers make discriminatory employment decisions based on religion could affect quality of care, while a teachers' union warns of "unanticipated consequences".
A Federal Court judge has for the second time rejected FWO arguments that the CFMMEU's maritime division should not benefit from the Fair Work Act's single course of conduct mechanism in determining penalties for an unlawful strike.
RAFFWU is suing a McDonald's franchise that allegedly required workers to find a replacement if they took sick leave, told them they had to call in sick by 10pm the night before scheduled shifts and denied them proper breaks.
In a clear indication that the recent rash of underpayment disclosures by large companies has not gone unnoticed, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told a business audience that his government hopes to reduce the current compliance regime's "administrative clutter".
A wine producer has been ordered to pay a 72-year-old former sales manager more than $15,000 in compensation after an FWC finding that an external "dispute resolution" consultant contributed to a flawed dismissal process.