todayThursday, 28 August 2014
An employee of a Victorian chicken farm has won an unfair dismissal claim against his employer after he was sacked for refusing to be on-call during his annual leave.
yesterdayWednesday, 27 August 2014
The Federal Court has rejected a union appeal of a Fair Work Commission decision to reduce penalty rates for Sundays under the 2010 Restaurant Industry Award.
Monday, 18 August 2014
A Melbourne childcare centre has been found to have underpaid 114 of its staff almost $140,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Family First Senator Bob Day is calling for the federal government to allow young workers to “opt out” of the Fair Work Act if they want to.
A Brisbane company that owns a hotel, spa, shopping complex and several liquor stores has agreed to pay $140,000 in back-pay to 79 of its workers.
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
The operator of a former Gloria Jean’s coffee shop in Sydney’s Kings Cross has paid $2000 in compensation to a worker who was sacked after she queried her pay rate.
Monday, 28 July 2014
Workers should be willing to move interstate or overseas for work, according to the new president of the Business Council of Australia, Catherine Livingstone.
The Fair Work Ombudsman is more likely to engage in litigation against small businesses compared to medium and large-sized companies, according to a report released by researchers at the University of Melbourne last week.
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
An employee who was dismissed for accessing blocked websites from work and visiting personal websites has managed to win an unfair dismissal case, on the grounds he should have been counselled first.