Study considers long-term effects of pay freezes; Qantas engineers weighing challenge to court ruling; Legislation providing super amnesty passes Senate; and Submissions sought on employee share ownershIp.
The NSW Young Liberals have called on the Federal Coalition to establish a three-strike warning system to deal with employers that unintentionally underpay workers and for employees to "bear some of the risk", in a submission warning against "heavy-handed" policies.
The NSW Opposition has refused to welcome the promotion of Nichola Constant to the chief commissioner's role at the State IRC, saying the Berejiklian Government has missed a chance to appoint an outstanding candidate with strong IR credentials.
The FWC has granted a two-day extension for an aged care worker to file her unlawful dismissal claim after finding the combined circumstances - including the Christmas Eve deadline, her worsening bipolar disorder symptoms and the anniversary of her mother's death - to be exceptional.
Victoria's Parliament has today passed legislation that will require public sector bodies, universities and local government to develop and implement four-yearly gender equality action plans and publicly report on progress every two years.
ACT introduces labour hire licensing legislation; St Kevin's worker "pressured" against reporting "grooming", says claim; Underpayment supersizes at Super Retail; and 13% living in poverty, says ACOSS report.
The FWC has upheld Star Casino's sacking of a food and beverage server who said he tapped a colleague's bottom in an act of comradery, accused three workmates of entrapping him and threatened to "raise hell" for his employer.
A judge has struck out large parts of a damages claim against the CFMMEU over a troubled redevelopment of Melbourne's Pentridge prison after finding the applicant made a "snowstorm" of allegations that lacked a sufficient foundation.
The FWC has refused the RTBU's bid for a scope order so that it can negotiate separate agreements for Australian Rail Track Corporation's operational employees and their office-based colleagues, finding that even if it could ignore "sloppy" position descriptions in the application, a carve-out would not improve bargaining.
A full Federal Court has today, in declaring a Boral subsidiary vicariously liable for the 2009 s-xual harassment of a plywood grader, described a judge's six-year delay in delivering a contrary finding as bringing the justice system "into disrepute".