Forty-eight former Macquarie Bank wealth advisors have been awarded compensation totalling more than $1.3 million despite a judge describing as "rapacious" their claims about underpayment of various leave entitlements.
A restaurant unfairly dismissed a 457-visaholder cook who had an imposter sit his English competency test and secretly recorded conversations after reporting it for alleged exploitation, the FWC has held.
Outsourced aviation services provider Swissport has rebuffed the FWC's suggestion that it start afresh rather than continue to seek endorsement of its troubled 2018 agreement, after the TWU flagged that it would challenge the genuineness of the employees' consent.
The Federal Circuit Court has expressed "hesitation and regret" in accepting that while a DJ was a casual rather than an independent contractor, his underpayments claim must fail as his work was not covered by an award.
An FWC full bench has quashed a decision to reduce a $12,000 retrenchment payout to zero, ruling that the Fair Work Act's "incapacity to pay" provisions don't apply when the entitlement arises from a source such as an award.
IT giant IBM has backpaid about 1650 workers more than $12.3 million after it failed to provide award entitlements to workers it regarded as "salaried professionals", while it faces a "contrition payment" of at least $676,000 under an enforceable undertaking with the workplace watchdog.
The FWC has rejected a company's objections and given the go-ahead for a worker who settled a general protections claim to use its response in that matter to run an underpayments case in the South Australian Employment Tribunal.
A federal court judge has in fining an underpaying juice shop operator almost $35,000 flatly rejected "cultur[al] differences" as a mitigating factor, lamenting instead the frequency with which ethnically diverse employers exploit their own communities.