A casual Coles employee who worked his last shift in 2014 due to injury has been given the all-clear to pursue a general protections claim after an FWC full bench found he lodged his application within 21 days of his effective dismissal four years later.
The FWC has found that a multinational employer did not dismiss a seconded consultant who has refused to return to his Indian base, ruling that permanent residency does not entitle him to continuing employment in Australia.
The NSW IRC has considered the dividing line between misconduct and performance issues in cutting short the demotion of an assistant principal accused of hugging and professing her love for students, giving gifts and laughing when one of them threw paint over a colleague.
Just days after the defeat of the Morrison Government's legislation to further regulate the conduct of employee organisations and their officials, IR Minister Christian Porter has released a discussion paper on cooperative IR that seeks feedback on the role unions can play in fostering harmonious workplace relationships.
IR Minister Christian Porter has signalled that the Coalition will launch another attempt to pass its Ensuring Integrity Bill before the end of the year after yesterday's stunning defeat in the Senate.