The FWC has rejected a Tasmanian produce company's bid to avoid paying redundancy entitlements due to a "paucity" of evidence that it cannot pay and faces insolvency after a 100% coronavirus-related revenue hit.
A Full Federal Court has in rejecting a big employer's appeal of two rulings affirmed that a worker's reasonable expectation of ongoing employment helps determine their entitlement to redundancy payments.
In a significant judgment examining the interplay between employment relationships and employment contracts, the Federal Court has dismissed a major employer's appeal against a ruling it owed a cleaner redundancy pay after reducing her hours from full to part-time.
A judge has highlighted an HR manager's "opaque" attempts at explanation in deciding to fine mining giant Glencore for failing to pay a retrenched employee his full entitlement for untaken long service leave.
The operator of Melbourne's passenger train network will return to the FWC today to press for anti-strike orders, alleging that safety concerns raised by drivers about driving along a new section of track amount to unprotected industrial action.
An Orica labour supplier's redundancy method, in which it surprised a full-time employee during downsizing by handing him a letter confirming the "successful completion" of his role, has rendered the dismissal unfair.
A company "motivated by malice" when it forged documents to cut the leave balance of a chief operating officer it perceived as "a thorn in its side" has been ordered to pay $250,000 in penalties and unpaid entitlements.
The AAT has rebuffed a claim of unfair treatment under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee from a worker who claimed she missed out on a redundancy payment because of her loyalty and empathy in staying-on with a failed company as its employee numbers dropped below the small business threshold.