An independent Islamic school unlawfully refused entry to union organisers to inspect documents, manipulated employee records and made more fixed-term teaching appointments than permitted under its award, the Federal Court has found.
Roy Morgan Research Ltd took adverse action against a director who sought to return to work after maternity leave when it refused her request for flexible working hours and instead brought forward her redundancy, the Federal Circuit Court has found.
A partner at Keddies Lawyers, a former leading workers' compensation firm accused of gross overcharging of clients, has been granted a barrister's practising certificate, despite staunch opposition from the NSW Bar Association.
A lingerie store manager allegedly labelled a "sl-t" after refusing the s-xual advances of a director at a work function was exposed to unlawful adverse action when the company refused to re-employ her, the Federal Circuit Court has found.
A full bench of the federal court has confirmed that terms in modern awards that provide allowances for hardships experienced by employees working in certain remote locations are not extinguished by the Fair Work Act.
In an important decision concerning injuries sustained by an employee while working, the Federal Court has rejected an employer's push to expand the application of the High Court's infamous "motel sex" decision.
Boral Resources has suffered a setback in its push to win more than $20 million in damages from the CFMEU, with the company ordered to pay the union's "substantial" legal costs after its civil trial was adjourned today for six weeks.
A Full Federal Court has found an employer was entitled to relocate its employee's "base" of operations under the terms its enterprise agreement, with the result of reducing travel expenses and overtime.
Employers are likely to maintain their own paid parental leave schemes even if the Abbott Government's proposed Bill to prevent so-called parent "double-dipping" into government and employer-funded schemes becomes law, according to a key employer group.