Alcoa Australia has been ordered to bargain with the CFMEU for an enterprise agreement to cover 15 power supply operators at its regional Victorian plant after the Fair Work Commission granted the union a majority support determination.
A software engineer breached his employment contract, his equitable duty of confidence, the Copyright Act and the Corporations Act when he downloaded more than 380,000 of his employer's files onto a hard drive, just before he resigned, a court has found.
The Australian Football League is arguing that its 120 media employees are not operationally and organisationally distinct from the rest of its workforce, as it tries to defeat a push by the MEAA for a majority support determination.
The Fair Work Commission has rejected a second attempt by electricity distributor Essential Energy to move some managers and senior technical employees from an enterprise agreement to individual contracts, ruling that the "common understanding" of the agreement's coverage clause overrides its literal meaning.
A hotel chef breached his contractual duty of fidelity and fiduciary duties by sourcing chicken schnitzels through his wife's business and selling them to his employer for $1 more than their original purchase price, a court has found.
A production manager who "perpetrated a fraud on his employer of a most egregious kind" is facing a compensation bill of more than $1m, including a rare award of exemplary damages, following a court ruling.