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Court reschedules Workpac adverse action hearing

Two years after BHP Coal failed to block reinstated Workpac labour hire mineworker Kim Star from returning to its Bowen Basin coal mine, the Federal Court will hear her substantive adverse action claim against the resources giant.



Bench shelves paid pandemic leave bid

An FWC full bench has adjourned the union application to introduce a paid pandemic leave entitlememt for award-covered health and community workers required to self-isolate during the coronavirus crisis.

FWC rebuffs coronavirus-hit employer's zero payout bid

The FWC has rejected a Tasmanian produce company's bid to avoid paying redundancy entitlements due to a "paucity" of evidence that it cannot pay and faces insolvency after a 100% coronavirus-related revenue hit.

Contrived process concealed real reasons for sacking: Court

An employer used a "contrived" selection process to make a "stellar" senior employee redundant because of his role as a safety representative and his complaints to a workplace safety regulator, the Federal Court has ruled

FWO probing big banks' pay errors

The Fair Work Ombudsman is investigating underpayments identified by the NAB and Westpac, adding to the long list of inquiries into payroll problems at major corporations.

NSW tribunal seeking new member

NSW's Berejiklian Government is seeking expressions of interest for a new member to fill a vacancy left by Nichola Constant's promotion to State IRC Chief Commissioner this year.

Deal eases COVID-19 tensions at Australia Post

Australia Post and the CEPU have signed a one-year agreement extension that aims to protect job security and take-home pay as the utility switches to a new delivery model amid the strains of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Union lawyer's oversight no excuse: Bench

A union legal officer's mea culpa over unread emails has not been enough to salvage a late appeal against an agreement, after an FWC full bench found it did not excuse such a "sophisticated" organisation failing to identify that the contentious deal had won approval.