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Three in five want WFH options: Research

Support among workers for performing their duties from home, compressing their hours and job sharing has increased dramatically during COVID-19, according to university research commissioned by the FWC as it considers inserting a WFH clause in the clerical award.

"Madness" of undisclosed IP issue scuttles CEO's case

A former chief executive's admission that it was "madness" not to have told investors he did not have outright ownership of the app at the heart of the business has put paid to his attempt to sue over alleged adverse action and oppression.



FWC's arbitral powers not altered by side deals: Court

The Federal Court has held that a deal struck outside of an enterprise agreement cannot alter the FWC's jurisdiction to arbitrate, and nor do workers need to re-start dispute processes when a new agreement is approved.

Dishonesty valid reason for delegate's dismissal

After the FWC reinstated one of two truck driver TWU delegates involved in a punch-up, it has now upheld Toll's dismissal of the second driver because he lied during its investigation – a reason not relied on by the employer.

Wharfies should have heeded health chief's COVID advice: FWC

The FWC has found the MUA should have followed the NSW chief medical officer's advice to return to the docks after OHS representatives issued a "cease work" order in response to wharfies contracting COVID-19 in the early stages of the pandemic.

Union invites BHP to negotiate in-house labour hire deals

The CFMMEU's mining and energy division has stepped up its push for BHP Billiton to negotiate enterprise agreements at its two in-house labour hire companies, giving notice it wants to formally initiate bargaining.