A Supreme Court judge has penalised but stopped short of jailing a salesperson for contempt, finding it likely he struggled to understand the "dense" undertakings he gave that he would not compete against his former employer for business.
In a decision pointing out the multiple failures of an upmarket Adelaide supermarket to properly handle a juice bar worker's complaint that "the chef just touched my arse", a tribunal has ordered the company and her former colleague to jointly pay her $30,000 in damages.
A peak employer body has lost a lengthy battle to reclaim millions of dollars in payroll tax on the basis of its charity status, a court finding the network's model "primarily focused on serving the self-interest of its members" rather than promoting a stronger economy for everyone.
Business SA has lost its bid for a charitable purpose payroll tax exemption plus a refund of more than $2.6 million already paid, after a court found its primary purpose is providing policy advocacy to benefit businesses rather than advancing trade and commerce.
Former asbestos producer James Hardie has been ordered to pay exemplary damages for the first time in Australia, a South Australian District Court ruling the company was driven by a "thirst for profit" when it continued to sell asbestos products despite knowing they could kill.
The SA branch of the IEU and employers have conceded defeat after almost two years of bitter negotiations for a new deal covering the state's Catholic schools, with both withdrawing their claims and settling on backdated pay rises aligned with those in government schools.