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Director, HR manager liable for unlawful deductions: Court

The Federal Circuit Court has found a recruitment and labour hire company, its director and HR manager knowingly falsified employment records and made unlawful deductions from the wages of cleaners working in Melbourne's Federation Square and Crown Casino.

Can't take a trick: Brothel guilty of adverse action

A Melbourne brothel took adverse action against an award-winning receptionist when it threatened to shift her from permanent part-time to casual employment, then dismissed her when she objected.


Unfair dismissal round-up: Compensation for worker sacked for remark made in jest; & more

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.


Modern award absorption clause to go: FWC bench

The standard absorption clause will no longer form a part of modern awards, with a five-member full bench ruling that it has served its purpose as a transitional tool.


FWC review of penalty rates to start

An FWC full bench will this week set the schedule for its penalty rates review as part of its four-yearly review of modern awards.