The Federal Court has given the FWO permission to pursue a case that "raises matters of public importance with implications well beyond the parties" that involves a company, now in voluntary liquidation, that allegedly obstructed the watchdog's inspectors.
James Cook University has told a full Federal Court that academics must abide by its code of conduct when exercising intellectual freedoms, as it challenges a finding it unlawfully sacked a professor for criticising prominent climate research.
BP has vowed to keep upholding its values across operations despite failing to upset FWC full bench orders to reinstate a worker who made a Hitler parody video of its protracted bargaining with oil refinery workers.
A senior police executive who tried to reset his "moral compass" during an affair involving almost 24,000 emails has failed to have his demotion reduced, a tribunal appeals board suggesting such efforts had already helped spare him dismissal.
In a matter a judge has speculated could have "wide ramifications" regarding stand-downs, Qantas and Jetstar have won an injunction stopping the FWC from arbitrating a dispute concerning hundreds of engineers rendered idle by the pandemic.
A major union-commissioned study has found the NDIS workforce is "carrying the costs and risks" of disability service provision, performing high levels of unpaid work and unable to recoup significant out of pocket expenses
Unions are calling on Qantas to permit sick workers to continue accessing paid personal leave entitlements while stood down due to the coronavirus, despite the Federal Court ruling today that it is not obliged to do so.
Coles says a class action seeking to recoup more than $150 million allegedly owed to salaried managers is without merit, given it is already on track to finalise its review and start re-paying affected employees.
National Rugby League referees have for the second time in two years found themselves before the FWC as they contest a decision to cut from two to one the number officiating games from the competition's planned re-start on May 28.