A large pharmaceutical company is obliged to convert labour hire workers to permanent positions after a year's continuous employment, the FWC ruling that the relevant agreement clause was a permitted matter because it promoted job security.
A representative for IR Minister Kelly O'Dwyer has praised a new FWC presidential appointee for his HR expertise and direct business experience, observing it is "not a common attribute" of Commission members "who tend to operate in the IR system".
An FWC full bench has castigated a "reckless" employment advice provider whose actions led to an employee missing the 21-day deadline for lodging a general protections claim, finding his confusion together with representative error provided the exceptional circumstances required to extend time.
Wages in private sector agreements approved in last year's December quarter provided average pay increases of 3% a year, unchanged from the level of the previous three-month period, according to new Department of Jobs data.
After retaining government at the March 23 State election, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has folded IR into a newly-named Public Service and Employee Relations portfolio and handed it to Arts Minister Don Harwin.
The FWC has upheld the dismissal of a National Australia Bank employee for fraudulent lending practices, rejecting her assertion she had been made a "scapegoat" for the bank's Hayne Royal Commission woes.
The FWC has upheld fashion designer Alex Perry's dismissal of a long-serving patternmaker/sample machinist for threatening and intimidating behaviour towards his female colleagues, including an HR manager he described as "nothing".
Rio Tinto artificially limited contractual terms when it denied two FIFO mineworkers their entitlement to an extra allowance for nights spent away from their work base, the WA Industrial Relations Commission has found.
The CFMMEU is calling on the Federal Court to review its "outrageous" decision to direct that $1 million held in a trust fund on members' behalf be shared by all former employees of liquidated labour hire company One Key Workforce Pty Ltd.