Unfair to sack supervisor for remark made in jest; FWC grants legal representation for case to be heard on "less emotive" basis; Employer's appeal against domestic violence sacking rejected by full bench; High-earning BHPB "number two" not protected from unfair dismissal; HR business partner's $138,000 salary exceeds high income threshold; Tribunal rejects sacked worker's bid for reimbursement of counselling costs; Ranger dismissed because contract ran out, not whistleblowing; and FWC "draws the line" on "meandering" unfair dismissal claim.
The FWC has given seven employers extra time to shift from a contentious payment tool for calculating the wages of workers with disabilities, while conciliation continues for unions, employers and disability groups trying to reach agreement on a new system.
7-Eleven will settle all underpayment claims and won’t apply any time limits, in the wake of allegations that franchisees systematically exploited employees, company chair Russell Withers has told a Senate inquiry.
The Productivity Commission's push for Fair Work Commission members to be appointed for five year terms and to include more non-lawyers is based on a "grave misunderstanding" of the Commission's functions and jurisdiction and will affect the "standing of the body", according to recently retired Senior Deputy President Alan Boulton AO.
The in-principle agreement covering workers employed by the head contractor for the massive Gorgon LNG project includes paid "bed busts", when their work stint is reduced due to a shortage of accommodation.
Unions have called off today's planned industrial action on Chevron's Gorgon LNG project after the CFMEU, AMWU and ETU reached an in-principle agreement with CB&I on a deal which they say will set a "new precedent" for FIFO rosters.