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.
In what the UFU has hailed as a "huge victory", the Fair Work Commission has refused to terminate two enterprise agreements covering Melbourne's firefighters, finding it would have triggered an "appreciable and unmatched shift" in bargaining power to their employer.
The Federal Court has fined a company almost $200,000 for underpaying its aged care workers more than $2.5m over a five year period, finding that its unlawful employment practices might have given it an unfair competitive advantage.
A long history of employee complaints and the need to send a strong message to the hair and beauty industry that "it does not pay to underpay workers" has led to a hairdressing chain being fined $70,000 for short-changing an apprentice more than $8,000.
Alcoa Australia has been ordered to bargain with the CFMEU for an enterprise agreement to cover 15 power supply operators at its regional Victorian plant after the Fair Work Commission granted the union a majority support determination.
A software engineer breached his employment contract, his equitable duty of confidence, the Copyright Act and the Corporations Act when he downloaded more than 380,000 of his employer's files onto a hard drive, just before he resigned, a court has found.