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Consultant rejected passage to India: FWC

The FWC has found that a multinational employer did not dismiss a seconded consultant who has refused to return to his Indian base, ruling that permanent residency does not entitle him to continuing employment in Australia.


Tribunal reduces length of demotion

The NSW IRC has considered the dividing line between misconduct and performance issues in cutting short the demotion of an assistant principal accused of hugging and professing her love for students, giving gifts and laughing when one of them threw paint over a colleague.

Woolworths vows to defend class action

Woolworths claims a class action seeking underpayments of $300 million more than it self-disclosed is "without merit", given it has already committed to fully repay any shortfall.

Coalition seeks best practice models for cooperative IR

Just days after the defeat of the Morrison Government's legislation to further regulate the conduct of employee organisations and their officials, IR Minister Christian Porter has released a discussion paper on cooperative IR that seeks feedback on the role unions can play in fostering harmonious workplace relationships.


Government to attempt "Integrity" Bill revival next week

IR Minister Christian Porter has signalled that the Coalition will launch another attempt to pass its Ensuring Integrity Bill before the end of the year after yesterday's stunning defeat in the Senate.

Undercover supervisor gathered evidence for guard's sacking

The FWC has upheld the dismissal of a long-serving security guard summarily dismissed after his corner-cutting habits while patrolling a "potentially dangerous" public housing estate were confirmed by a supervisor posing as a trainee.

"Familiarity" with employer no basis for recusal: FWC member

An FWC member has rejected a big employer's call to recuse himself from an unfair dismissal case, finding that his long familiarity with its processes and people remained "beneficial" to the parties despite having recently had one of his decisions involving the company overturned on appeal.

FWC backs sacking of "tailgating" fraudster

The FWC has upheld Sydney Water's sacking of a long-serving employee who deliberately concealed his off-site coffee breaks and avoided "make-up" time and the loss of his RDOs by "tailgating" other employees through security gates.