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Government won't stop company's FEG restructure: Porter

IR Minister Christian Porter has confirmed he will not intervene in an ASX-listed company's bid to restructure in a way that relies on the Fair Entitlements Guarantee scheme to pay redundancy entitlements, saying many more will lose jobs without it.

Successful appeal revives ROC pursuit of union over donations

A full Federal Court has cleared the way for ROC to recommence probing historic AWU donations to GetUp! and ALP campaigns, holding it did not need to suspect breaches of financial probity in order to have reasonable grounds.

COVID-19 stand down designed to avoid big payout: FWC

The FWC has ordered a recruitment company to immediately end the stand-down of a state manager after rejecting its claim that COVID-19 left her with no work, finding instead that it sought to force her to resign.

Worker to repay FEG amount in Plutus washup

A worker must repay his $31,000 FEG payment after a tribunal found that he was employed by a retail chain and not by the now liquidated Plutus Payroll.

Private sector pay deals defy COVID-19 downturn

Pay rises in private sector agreements approved in the June quarter reached 3% for the first time in 18 months, despite the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Attorney-General's Department data bedevilled by an inability to quantify increases for 76,000 workers.

Opposition warns of "appalling precedent" of restructure

Labor is calling on the Morrison Government to intervene in a bid by Australia's largest printing empire to implement a restructure that relies on the Fair Entitlements Guarantee scheme to pay 300 workers' redundancy entitlements.


Anti-vax worker might have refused lawful direction: FWC

A senior FWC member has found it arguable a childcare worker unreasonably refused a lawful direction when she declined a mandatory flu vaccination, in a decision rejecting her bid for a one-day extension of time for her unfair dismissal claim.