Hutchison Ports has won an extended five-day notice period for industrial action after failing to do so last year, winning a ruling that the coronavirus pandemic has tipped the balance and created exceptional circumstances.
In a coronavirus-driven strategy shift, the Fair Work Ombudsman will temporarily consider the "impact on viability" when deciding whether to prosecute employers, but has stressed it will still require underpayments to be made good.
The AAT has overruled the Attorney-General's Department's refusal to make a FEG redundancy payment to a worker who claims she stayed on at the administrator's request to help with winding-down a failed company, but then had her retrenchment payout denied when employee numbers fell from 60 to below the eligibility threshold of 15.
In reasons now published for extending COVID-19 variations to the clerks award despite ASU arguments they are no longer needed, an FWC full bench says Victoria's "second surge" in cases highlights continuing risk and uncertainty.
The FWC has upheld the "scrupulously fair" sacking of a second-in-charge installation worker over multiple safety breaches, including some so fundamental he should not have needed training to prevent them.
Two years after BHP Coal failed to block reinstated Workpac labour hire mineworker Kim Star from returning to its Bowen Basin coal mine, the Federal Court will hear her substantive adverse action claim against the resources giant.