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Decade-long restraint reasonable: Interlocutory ruling

The WA Supreme Court has temporarily barred an engineer with highly-specialised skills from working with any competitors in the state after finding reasonable a 10-year restraint clause.

WA construction code to apply from January 1

Western Australia's Barnett Coalition Government has unveiled a construction code that will regulate the IR practices of tenderers for state-funded projects worth more than $10 million from January 1.

Law firm tried to block partner's general protections claim

A top-tier law firm sought to block the Fair Work Commission from hearing a general protections involving a dismissal application from a former partner, arguing that his partnership was terminated rather than his employment.

Annualised salary deal didn't specify award opt-outs, says court

A court has cleared the way for an employee to pursue claims for $29,000 in allegedly unpaid overtime and lunch breaks after finding her employment contract failed to specify the provisions of the clerks award that would be bought out in her annualised salary.

Farewell sitting for retiring WA tribunal leader; & more

Farewell sitting for WA tribunal's chief commissioner; Tribunal to live-stream final minimum wage consultations; Small Business Ombudsman to weigh "lasting impact" of road safety remuneration order; and FWC backs dismissal of bulldozer operator over safety breaches.

Mother, daughters fail to prove discrimination due to family ties

A mother and her two daughters have failed to establish that their employer unlawfully discriminated against them on the basis of family status when it transferred them from its retail outlets to a warehouse during its dispute with their father, the company's operations manager.

Two new members for WA IRC

WA Attorney-General Michael Mischin has appointed two lawyers to the State's IRC.