A Federal Court restraint ruling has given short shrift to a late bid to void a loan company manager's contract because of delayed separation payments, while noting in passing the "atmospherics" of it being argued by the same law firm defending his new employer.
An independent complaints mechanism and a "serious incident team" should be created to deal with reports of assault, sexual harassment and serious bullying in Federal parliamentary workplaces, according to a new review.
The NSW Government has announced plans to introduce the country's first comprehensive safety laws targeting the food delivery sector, including mandatory personal protective equipment for workers required to carry unique identification numbers.
Westpac has introduced special paid leave for employees to get COVID-19 vaccinations after the FSU wrote to financial institutions seeking two days' paid leave for all staff to get shots, while the Commonwealth Bank says it will also allow time off for the purpose.
A FWC bench after ordering an employer to produce documents has found nothing to support a CEPU "conspiracy theory" that it manipulated a deal's approval process by laying off members while bringing in former managers who voted it up.
In the wake of NSW public sector nurses taking industrial action in pursuit of nurse-to-patient ratios, NSW Health says they "do not reflect modern rostering practises", even though they are used in the Labor states of Queensland and Victoria.
An FWC full bench has provisionally backed a Restaurant and Catering Industrial proposal to streamline restaurant award classifications, exempt higher-paid workers from key award conditions for higher pay and introduce all-in allowances.
The FWC has again blocked Sydney Trains from compelling electrical workers to participate in a trial to reduce downtime during maintenance, with a full bench finding it would introduce risks inconsistent with its obligations under safety laws.