The AAT has found a real estate agent eligible for FEG payments reflecting the balance of sales commissions even though they became payable on the post-administration settlement of properties, quashing an Attorney-General's Department decision to the contrary.
The FWC has upheld a construction company's dismissal of a receptionist who juggled work with caring for a grandson with special needs, finding the small business was "exceptionally flexible and considerate" but the situation became untenable.
A pistol club accused of underpaying a manager for more than a decade and threatening to sack and evict her when she sought her full entitlements is claiming that she was largely a volunteer who worked "minimal" hours to preserve her welfare payments, despite being named as manager on its website.
Coinciding with the launch of an FWC online hearings fact sheet, a commissioner has told an IR forum they will remain his default after COVID-19 restrictions ease, while other members have become "fervent converts".
A WA housing officer of Mauritian descent has had her discrimination case thrown out after a tribunal held that a colleague accused of calling her a "black sheep" would have been using the the expression in its "colloquial sense" if it was said at all.
The turmoil in Victoria's construction sector in the wake of its shutdown and Melbourne's anti-vaccination protests is continuing, with the resignation of a key IR advisor to the Andrews Labor Government.
The FWC has granted a contested AEC application to extend voting in a protection action ballot after pandemic-related postal delays held up workers' replies, but it has warned the agency to make more effort to comply with the tribunal's processes.
Wage rises in private sector enterprise agreements remain marooned at 2.6%, while public sector increases have dropped back to recent trends, according to new Attorney-General's Department data that appears to confirm that the pandemic has accelerated the long-running decline in bargaining.
The Federal Court has described the CFMMEU's construction and general division and four of its officials as having "taken the odds" when assuming there was no statutory requirement for them to show entry permits when accessing a major project site.