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Commission stamps out postie's unfair dismissal claim; & more

Commission stamps out postie's unfair dismissal claim; Commission swoops on decision to sack decorated former army pilot; Compensation icing on cake for employee sacked over Facebook comments; Property manager unfairly sacked for speaking out about workload.

FWO pursuing non-compliance penalties, third parties for underpayments

The Federal Circuit Court has warned compliance order recipients that they should have "no misapprehension about their obligations to comply" after fining an employer that underpaid workers $9,000 on top of the original penalty. Meanwhile, the regulator is pursuing an accountancy firm that was allegedly involved in an employer's underpayments

School unlawfully refused entry to inspect documents

An independent Islamic school unlawfully refused entry to union organisers to inspect documents, manipulated employee records and made more fixed-term teaching appointments than permitted under its award, the Federal Court has found.

Labor Bill to seek to boost protections for visa workers

The Opposition has given notice that it will introduce a Private Member's Bill that would trigger a crackdown on underpayments, sham contracting and exploitation of temporary visa workers.

Distribution contractors not employees: Court

Two retired contractors engaged for more than a decade to distribute material for a printing company have failed to convince a court that they were employees and should have been paid an award's hourly rate.

Can't take a trick: Brothel guilty of adverse action

A Melbourne brothel took adverse action against an award-winning receptionist when it threatened to shift her from permanent part-time to casual employment, then dismissed her when she objected.


Queensland to investigate "rogue" labour hire arrangements

A Queensland parliamentary inquiry will consider licensing and registration of labour hire companies as the state becomes the third jurisdiction to launch investigations into allegations of sham contracting and abuses of visa workers by labour suppliers.

Court to rule on award to apply at Cleanevent

The AWU and Cleanevent are awaiting a Federal Court ruling on their legal tussle over the modern award to cover cleaners at the Spotless group subsidiary.