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ASU to fight hot desking push

The ASU is appealing a finding that the ATO can require employees to 'hot desk' regardless of whether they perform field work, the union arguing it wouldn't have endorsed the 2017 agreement if it had been made aware of the agency's intention.

FWC bench made "significant error", but was not biased: Court

An FWC full bench's decision to refuse an employer's appeal might have involved a significant procedural error, but a senior member's "terse" exchange with the company's counsel did not support a charge of bias, a court has found.

Employer has right to modify shift penalty arrangements: Bench

An FWC full bench has quashed a finding that the terms of CSL's agreement did not empower the Commission to resolve a dispute about the payment of shift penalties, holding that the deal does not stop the employer moving from an averaging system to a "time worked" regime.

Sub-1% workforce cut not a "major workplace change": Court

The Federal Court has dismissed the nursing union's bid to stop Bupa cutting jobs, finding that 23 potential redundancies in a workforce of 3000 did not constitute a "major" change that would trigger an agreement's consultation clause.

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.