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Porter to restore seven-day access period

The Morrison Government is set to withdraw a regulation that cut the minimum notice period that employers have to give employees of proposed changes to enterprise agreements from seven days to one day.

Melbourne Uni staff rebuff coronavirus agreement change

The University of Melbourne says it will "move towards inevitable workforce reductions" after staff rejected a COVID-19 variation proposal to permanently remove their latest pay rise and introduce a new voluntary redundancy package.

JobKeeper a cloak for pay cut: Claim

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has launched Federal Court action alleging a Victorian finance company unlawfully cut the salary of a senior manager by more than 80% "under the guise" of COVID-19 and the JobKeeper program.

Big miner penalised after HR manager's "opaque" evidence

A judge has highlighted an HR manager's "opaque" attempts at explanation in deciding to fine mining giant Glencore for failing to pay a retrenched employee his full entitlement for untaken long service leave.

No go for invalid vote as deal narrowly terminated

The FWC has approved the union-opposed termination of a clothing company's enterprise deal after observing it was not an "intellectual stretch" for an employee to correctly cast a vote that would have halted it.

Panel warned on strength of post-COVID-19 recovery

Federal Treasury has told the FWC's minimum wage panel to be cautious in accepting predictions of a "very strong snapback" in the unemployment rate, as the economy re-opens after the coronavirus pandemic.


SDA failed to act in sacked member's best interests: FWC

The FWC has today upbraided the SDA for its poor management of a conflict of interest at failed retailer Harris Scarfe, when the union's national executive decided to delay filing a member's unfair dismissal claim to avoid jeopardising the company's sale and preserve 1200 jobs.

Bad rap for "cowboy" boss HR couldn't corral

An HR manager unable to influence the "cowboy behaviour" of her employer has helped the FWC establish that he falsified an email to paint as a redundancy his sacking of a manager who complained about his brother.

Panel set to weigh bids to freeze or boost minimum

The FWC will today hold its final hearing in this year's minimum wage review, in which employers and unions are divided over whether the domestic economy has started to recover from the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.