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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Mechanic who quit his job and then changed his mind wins $20,000 unfair dismissal payout

A bus mechanic, who quit his job then later thought better of the decision and withdrew his resignation, has been awarded $20,000 in compensation following a successful unfair dismissal bid before the Fair Work Commission. by Kirsten Robb

Unfair dismissal laws a “secret tax” on SMEs: Peter Reith

Former federal government minister Peter Reith says Australia’s unfair dismissal laws have “morphed into a secret tax on businesses”. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Bank manager loses unfair dismissal claim after lying about “closed door” affair with an employee

A former Westpac bank manager has lost his unfair dismissal claim before the Fair Work Commission, with the workplace tribunal ruling Westpac was within its rights to take action after he lied about an affair with one of the employees he managed. by Eloise Keating

Monday, 18 May 2015

Manager sacked for forging document wins $17,000 compo in unfair dismissal claim

The Fair Work Commission has ruled a manager who wrote the name of one of her team members at the bottom of a document was unfairly dismissed for forgery. by Kirsten Robb

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Café owner allegedly forced Indian workers to pay him tens of thousands to stay in the country

A café owner in Albury is facing court over allegations he made two of his Indian cooks pay him thousands of dollars to keep their jobs and stay in Australia. by Kirsten Robb

Monday, 4 May 2015

BHP worker loses unfair dismissal claim after being sacked for refusing to shave his beard

A former BHP Billiton worker has lost an unfair dismissal bid against the mining giant at the Fair Work Commission after he was sacked for refusing to shave his beard. by Kirsten Robb

Friday, 17 April 2015

States sign up to unfair contract provisions for SMEs: What it will mean for your business

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson is pushing ahead with election commitment to extend unfair contract provisions to SMEs, revealing yesterday the state and territory governments have pledged their support for the changes. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Employee who accidentally texted her boss calling him a “complete d-ck” loses unfair dismissal case

An employee of a Perth mining company who accidently sent a text message to her boss calling him a “complete dick” has lost a claim for unfair dismissal before the Fair Work Commission. by Kirsten Robb

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Hotel owners say they’d be bunnies to stay open over Easter, as penalty rates put the bite on small businesses

More than two-thirds of hotels say they plan to close over Easter or reduce their service hours to avoid penalty rates of up to $50 an hour. by Kirsten Robb
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