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Overtime not payable for reasonable additional hours: Court

A court has ruled that three lawyers at an IR advisory company are not entitled to overtime for working two extra hours a week, because it constituted reasonable additional hours under the Fair Work Act.

FIFO worker punched at pub was on the job: Court

A fly-in, fly-out employee can claim workers' compensation for injuries a violent co-worker inflicted outside working hours at a BHP Billiton mining town's pub, because he was there due to his job, a full Federal Court has ruled.

Payment to union seemingly "deliberately falsified"

The documentation for a $300,000 payment by the builder of Melbourne's EastLink toll road to the AWU appears to have been "deliberately falsified", the Heydon Royal Commission heard today.



Gorgon workers to strike on Friday

Unions have given notice of a protected 24-hour strike at Chevron's Gorgon LNG project this Friday, followed by shorter stoppages over two days next week.




Gorgon workers pushing for roster changes, as State FIFO inquiries canvass regulation

Workers on the Gorgon LNG project will begin voting on Wednesday on whether to take industrial action to push head contractor CB&I to offer shorter roster cycles, at the same time as parliamentary inquiries in WA and Queensland have weighed-up whether new regulations are needed for non-residential workforces.