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Federal Court to decide whether BOOT on state or federal footing

A full Federal Court will in August hear an application from Queensland employers facing millions of dollars in backpay claims following a full FWC bench decision that apprentices' pay should be measured against the more generous federal award rather than the state award when conducting the BOOT.

Bench rejects union's adverse action case against BHP Coal

A full Federal Court has upheld a procedural decision to strike out an amended statement of claim in dismissing CFMEU's appeal alleging BHP Coal took adverse action against miners when it engaged a contractor with a cheaper workforce.

Court decides whether worker a priest or a cook

After what the FWO says is the first judicial review of one of its compliance notices, the Federal Circuit Court has found that a cook engaged at a Hindu temple was underpaid because he was wrongly classified as a priest under his employment contract.

Harrison unveils surprise weapon in salacious Seven West case

Gagged former Seven West Media executive assistant Amber Harrison today raised the stakes significantly in the wake of her affair with CEO Tim Worner when high-profile barrister Julian Burnside QC appeared on her behalf to argue that a cross claim alleging the network failed to provide her with a safe working environment should be heard in the Federal Court.


Court rejects ex-teacher's discrimination claims over confidential deed

A Sydney independent ladies' college did not unlawfully discriminate against a teacher when she "retired" from her job following an "incident", despite claims she suffered a psychological disability that rendered her incapable of agreeing to a confidential settlement with the school.

Unions knowingly involved in wildcat strike: Court

The Federal Court has found that while AMWU, CFMEU and AWU organisers did not "instruct", "advise" or "encourage" employees at a Victorian paper mill to walk off the job for three days, they and the unions were knowingly involved in the unlawful strikes.

Leave entitlements on public holidays not sacrosanct: Bench

A full Federal Court majority has clarified that employers can deduct employees' annual and personal/carer's leave that falls on public holidays if the employee is covered by an enterprise agreement that provides more generous entitlements than the NES.

Federal Court rejects ResMed's "desperate" union challenge

A full Federal Court has thwarted ResMed's latest challenge to the AMWU's ability to organise workers at the company's Sydney headquarters, rejecting the high-tech manufacturer's claims that changes to the union's rules could not be agreed on by a postal vote.

Seven boss's former lover told unions off-limits

Former Seven West Media executive assistant Amber Harrison, whose affair with chief executive Tim Worner has seen the company in damage control for the past two months, was warned off talking to any trade union representatives about the circumstances of her departure as part of a deed agreed between the parties on her exit.