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Court makes crucial ruling on casual conversion

In a landmark judgment upholding a casual employee's right to convert to permanency on a "like for like" basis, the Federal Court has concluded it should fine Toll more than $40,000 and order it to compensate a freight handler for refusing to grant his request for full-time employment from May last year.


Heavy weather for major project after FWC ruling

An FWC full bench has upheld a decision that found workers should be paid for unworked overtime hours under an inclement weather provision that applies to enterprise agreements across the Icthys LNG project near Darwin.

Class action could rewrite standard travel terms in agreements

A CFMEU-backed class action brought against an employer for allegedly underpaying 150 workers more than $1 million for travel time stands to recast agreement wording on the precise location where a job begins and ends.

High Court reserves decision in Aldi 'coverage' case

In a case likely to have ramifications for hundreds of existing enterprise deals, the High Court has reserved its decision in Aldi's appeal against a decision knocking out a controversial agreement on the basis it was agreed by prospective employees not yet covered by it.


Bench rules two must tango if Commission is to arbitrate dispute

An FWC full bench has found the tribunal lacked the power to settle a rostering dispute between the CFMEU and an underground coal mine because the enterprise agreement called for both parties to concur on how the matter should proceed.

Full bench gives employers more power to change rosters

An FWC full bench has confirmed that many aged care and nursing employers are entitled to change employees' rosters without consent to meet business needs, as long as they don't breach their workplace agreements.