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Rockpool responds to "underpaid" chef's claims

Rockpool has hit back at a chef's claims that he was underpaid and expected to work extreme hours while on an annualised salary arrangement, maintaining that it is up to him to produce accurate records and establish any sum allegedly owed.

Undertakings might get MMS deal over line: FWC

In the latest stage of a long battle by power and mining unions against the approval of a "small cohort" non-union agreement for maintenance employees, the FWC has given Mechanical Maintenance Solutions Pty Ltd a chance to provide an undertaking to overcome its failure to ensure the deal was genuinely agreed.

Peetz turns myth-buster; and more

Peetz seeks to bust future-work myths; Demotion discrimination claim cleared to proceed; Employer didn't discriminate by cutting hours after birth; FWO delivers ill wind for helicopter operator; Wesfarmers admits $15 million in underpayments; FWO prosecutes target of Hospo campaign.

Employer pays for "seriously flawed" actions

The FWC has castigated an HR manager for his part in the dismissal of an employee after the employer "hastily and erroneously" established his incapacity to work, finding it should have exhibited a "significantly higher standard of practice".

Tribunal rebuffs worker's plea to plug FEG 'empathy gap'

The AAT has rebuffed a claim of unfair treatment under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee from a worker who claimed she missed out on a redundancy payment because of her loyalty and empathy in staying-on with a failed company as its employee numbers dropped below the small business threshold.

"Punitive" costs bid bites Freelancer

A digital employment platform's "ambit" claim for costs against an HR manager has backfired, landing itself a costs bill after a court found it unreasonably pursued it to punish him for his unsuccessful adverse action claim.

MUA delegate wins leave to appeal "front man" ruling

A full Federal Court will in February hear MUA delegate Richard Lunt's appeal against part of a ruling that he engaged in an abuse of process by acting as the union's "front man" in its efforts to scupper a waterfront agreement.

Complainant rails against bid to stop "excessive communications"

A doctor has failed to establish in an interlocutory claim that a federal agency was motivated by "ill intent" in dealing with her critical social media posts or complaints about its handling of her mental health condition.


MBA warns against "non-code-compliant" pattern construction deal

The NSW MBA has warned its members against bargaining with the CFMMEU construction and general division's State branch on a proposed enterprise agreement that is says is not compliant with the national construction code.