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Employer disputes HR manager's case citing alleged underpayments

A leading solar panel company is challenging a decision to let its former HR manager pursue a novel adverse action claim seeking $125,000 in compensation on the basis she resigned to protect herself against liability for alleged staff underpayments.



Factor casual leave into business accounts: ASIC

The Ai Group has expressed "significant" concern about ASIC advice that companies in the wake of the Rossato ruling must in their financial reporting provide for any leave, redundancy and public holiday pay prospectively owed to past and present regular casuals.

Vale John Kovacic

FWC Deputy President and proud wharfie's son John Kovacic has died, aged 63.


Law firm did not discriminate against Qantas manager: Court

A former Qantas cabin crew manager seeking millions in damages over alleged historic sexual discrimination and harassment has been refused leave to separately pursue Maurice Blackburn and a former principal over their roles in a settlement reached with the airline in 2008.

Virus halts work on $315m 'Beyoncé tower'

In what represents a breach of some of the strictest workplace biosecurity controls in the country, a $315 million apartment project in Melbourne's CBD has been shut for a "hospital grade" clean after 12 coronavirus cases were confirmed among construction workers.

Timing OK, but consultation lacking over uni job cuts: FWC

In an instructive decision on when employers should communicate major job-cutting proposals to workers, the FWC has endorsed Deakin University's timing but told it to engage at an institution-wide level after finding its 15-area carve-up left "no opportunity" for meaningful consultation.