Queensland's Supreme Court has dismissed an accountant's claim that Clive Palmer verbally offered to pay him a $1 million annual salary for five years, finding instead that the accountant was correctly paid the $100,000 (later $150,000) a year agreed in written employment contracts.
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 medical practice has won an interlocutory injunction to stop one of its doctors working at his newly-established rival practice, after a court accepted it had a strong argument that he breached provisions in a restraint clause barring him from operating within a 10-kilometre exclusion zone.
Up to 10,000 Telstra employees who were previously ineligible to vote are about to have their say on an enterprise agreement offer that includes, as well as guaranteed rises, a 3% annual increase to be placed into a "pay pool" and distributed by managers according to individual performance.
Uncertainty remains as to whether electricity distributor Essential Energy can shift some managers and senior technical employees onto individual contracts, despite a FWC full bench overruling an earlier "scope" decision.
A judge has raised questions about the FWBC's exercise of discretion in its failed pursuit of a "very small" business for sham contracting, but has accepted that the watchdog didn't initiate the case without reasonable cause.
A chief executive has been awarded more than $3m after a court found that his employer's redundancy policy was incorporated into his contract of employment, but his off-sider will take home nothing after failing to prove that the policy became part of his contract as part of a "course of dealings".
A four-member Fair Work Commission full bench has ruled that the tribunal has the power to insert in modern awards a provision penalising employers for late payment of wages, but has left it to another bench to decide next week whether the proposal has merit.
A university did not breach a lecturer's employment contract or its duty of care by failing to make progress with complaints he lodged against his superiors under the institution's grievance policy, a court has ruled.