Amid "clear danger signs" that complacency over the gender pay gap is creeping back into workplaces, a WGEA report sets out a blueprint for improvement based on the common features of certified Employers of Choice.
A full Federal Court has delivered a pointed rebuke to FWC President Iain Ross, finding it could not consider a challenge to the decision of a Commission full bench he led because it was not, "with respect, any decision. . . at all".
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.