An economist has become embroiled in a second workplace dispute after dismissing a real estate office manager in circumstances a court has found to be neither a genuine redundancy nor justified by alleged misconduct.
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.
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.
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.
A court has stayed the imprisonment of an army cadet who posted an intimate video on Snapchat, finding numerous questions existed about whether he had been afforded a fair hearing by two military tribunals.
In awarding a cook $17,600 in underpayments, to be drawn from the bankrupt estate of her former employer, the Federal Court has also alerted the NSW Law Society that her representative held himself out as a lawyer and made improper threats.
Merivale has hit back at a class action's claims it underpaid thousands of salaried employees and others engaged under a pre-Fair Work "zombie" deal and is maintaining it can use overpayments to offset additional entitlements.