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No FEG payout for spouse of Muslim husband with second wife

A court has refused a Fair Entitlements Guarantee payment to an estranged spouse who was working for her husband when his business collapsed but claimed her marriage effectively ended after he took a second wife two years ago.

Tribunal reverses decision to refuse FEG payment

A tribunal has overturned an Employment Department decision to refuse a patent lawyer's Fair Entitlements Guarantee claim after it found there was no "tacit" agreement that his employment was transferred from a company that became insolvent.


HR advisers, managers and recruiters now in FWO's sights

The Fair Work Ombudsman has warned accessorial liability for workplace breaches is now being extended beyond employers and company directors to those working in human resources, management and recruitment.

FWO warns against hiding behind corporate veil

The director of a security company that knowingly and deliberately underpaid eight casual security guards by more than $20,000 over a three month period must personally repay the employees after what the FWO is hailing as a "precedent-setting" Federal Circuit Court ruling.

Qantas worker seeking anti-bullying order; and more

Qantas flight attendant seeks anti-bullying order; Federal Court grants Cash bid for Queensland Nickel special purpose liquidator; and 150-minute ballot gets FWC thumbs-up.


Queensland Nickel workers owed $74 million

The administrators of Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd have recommended the company be put into liquidation next week, opening the way for hundreds of sacked workers to be paid under the Federal Government's Fair Entitlements Guarantee.