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Westpac manager's technology workaround breached security code

Westpac was entitled to dismiss a premium client manager for putting customer service ahead of protecting their personal information when he loaned his allegedly troublesome work phone to a visiting relative and used his private Gmail account as a workaround for the bank's "slow" internal email system, the FWC has found.

Deportation officer fairly sacked over airport lounge food raid: Bench

A Serco detainee officer has failed to overturn a finding that he was fairly dismissed for his flawed oversight of a high-risk deportation, allowing his team to remove refreshments from a Qantas lounge and letting the detainee make a withdrawal from an ATM.

$1 billion class action could redefine sub-contracting arrangements

The union advising Shine Lawyers on a $1 billion bid to recoup wages and entitlements for 4000 telecommunications workers allegedly misclassified as sub-contractors says the class action could finally answer a question historically avoided via settlement.

Foodora ruling unlikely to disrupt disrupters: Academic

The FWC's landmark ruling that a former Foodora rider was an employee is unlikely to have implications for other major gig economy platforms like Uber and Deliveroo, according to leading IR law academic Andrew Stewart.

ATO's Foodora report could be ticking bomb: Academic

As Foodora's administrators concede the company underpaid workers more than $5 million after misclassifying thousands of casuals as independent contractors, an IR academic says an ATO report could establish whether the findings have far-reaching implications for other gig economy employers.

MBA investigated over induction fees

The construction watchdog is investigating whether Master Builders Tasmania charged induction fees for more than 120 Chinese plasterers in order to work on a major project in Hobart.

Sharpened FWO teeth help secure $7 million in fines: annual report

The Fair Work Ombudsman won more than $7.2 million in court-ordered penalties in the latest financial year, a 49% increase from the previous year reflecting more serious cases and courts' "growing intolerance for exploitative conduct against vulnerable workers".


Foodora test case still alive

A landmark unfair dismissal case involving a former delivery rider for Foodora Australia Pty Ltd is set to continue tomorrow, despite the company last month going into voluntary administration.

55 colleagues managing absent worker showed leniency: FWC

A Federal government department acted reasonably in dismissing an employee who secretly recorded conversations with colleagues and required daily management from five different executives during an 18-month absence from work, the FWC has ruled.