In a significant decision on duty of care, a former public prosecutor and mother of two traumatised by having to prepare a large volume of child s-xual offence cases has been awarded more than $400,000 in damages.
The FWC has declined to issue anti-bullying orders despite finding the allegations proved, reasoning that the employer had sufficiently reduced the risk of further incidents by changing the antagonist's job to ensure minimal contact between the parties.
The SA branch of the Independent Education Union has lodged an application for bargaining orders against Catholic school employers after a stoush over a union update to members prompted them to withdraw from negotiations for a new agreement covering about 6000 teachers and support workers in 193 schools.
Convenience store chain 7-Eleven is ending the Fels Panel's oversight of its process for rectifying systematic underpayments to franchisee employees and moving the task to what it says is an independent internal unit.
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.
The in-principle agreement covering workers employed by the head contractor for the massive Gorgon LNG project includes paid "bed busts", when their work stint is reduced due to a shortage of accommodation.
The oil and gas giant Chevron is braced for legally protected strikes at its $US54 billion Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia as construction workers seek "family friendly" fly-in, fly-out rosters.