The NSW Court of Appeal has reserved judgment on the PSA's challenge to a record $84,000 fine for contravening court orders and pressing ahead with a Valentine's Day strike in protest at the State Government's plans to privatise disability support work.
A rail employee denied reinstatement in part as a result of post-dismissal Facebook posts calling his employer a "bastard" and "criminal with stars" will have another shot at challenging his sacking, after a NSW court of appeal found the state IRC exceeded its powers.
The NSW Teachers Federation says a dispute settlement reached with the Department of Education will provide at least 2630 permanent jobs for casual and temporary public school teachers, with Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon telling Federal Parliament the deal underlines "the advantages of union density".
A company that allegedly told a 62-year old salesperson that he was too old, too deaf and was "hobbling around" with a "broken back" he would use to make a workers compensation claim has been ordered to pay $15,000 for "pain, suffering and humiliation" as part of a larger damages payout for age and disability discrimination.
The NSW Supreme Court has found a former senior employee of a company guilty of contempt of court and that parts of his defence against a confidential information claim should be struck out after he deleted documents from his laptop.
A mortgage broker is facing a substantial damages payout after a court rejected his claim that a client list he took to his new role at a competitor was no longer confidential because his old employer posted some of their names on its Facebook page.
The NSWIRC has reinstated a corrections officer whose "complacency" led to a high-risk prisoner escaping out a bathroom window, rejecting the employer's contention it no longer felt confident the experienced officer could do his job.