A decision to move 35 teachers from fixed-term to permanent employment contracts has been quashed by an FWC full bench, which found the Commission had no jurisdiction to retrospectively alter their contracts.
The Federal Court has ruled that an Anglo Coal subsidiary breached its enterprise agreement by failing to pay employees who cashed-out personal/carer's leave the same amount as if they had worked their regular shift lengths.
The Federal Court has cast doubt on whether there is a basis for ordering a company to pay penalties or compensation for adverse action against a worker, because it never acted on a recommendation to dismiss him for making a harassment claim that allegedly had shaky foundations.
The Federal Court has delayed the contractor driver minimum payments road safety remuneration order that was to take effect today, granting NatRoad a stay order late on Friday afternoon that is now being challenged by the TWU.
A full Federal Court has ruled today that an FWC full bench went beyond the boundaries of the tribunal's fast-track "permission to appeal" process, when it dealt with the "substance" of a sacked Qantas pilot's challenge to his dismissal.
A full Federal Court has quashed a finding that a $45,000 penalty imposed on the CFMEU should be paid to the federal government, because it would have provided a "windfall" gain for an organiser the union subjected to adverse action.
The High Court has today unanimously found that an employer breached the Fair Work Act's anti-sham contracting provisions when it misrepresented an employment relationship as one of independent contracting.