A bottle shop attendant in Cairns was recently awarded compensation in excess of $39,000 after she was dismissed for being pregnant.
Human Resources, Legal
The Fair Work Commission has ordered a postal business to pay a former employee $8,062, ruling he was unfairly dismissed after sustaining an injury.
Sunglass Hut will back pay $2.3 million to its employees after admitting to underpaying individual workers by up to $42,912 in overtime wages.
There have been a number of prosecutions this year that have resulted in workplace bullies being found to have breached their WH&S duties.
Two The Ironing Shop franchisees are facing Federal Court for allegedly underpaying a student employee with wages as low as $8 an hour.
Underpaid pieceworkers could be compensated according to minimum hourly award rates, following an appeal by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Christmas Eve will be classified as a part-day public holiday in Queensland starting this year, meaning penalty rates will apply.
Victorian UberEats and Deliveroo drivers will soon be able to take disputes to the Victorian Small Business Commission for resolution.
Californian lawmakers hope to set a precedent that will force ride-share companies, such as Uber and Lyft, to reclassify drivers as employees.
Fair work inspectors have rocked up at Rugby matches across the country over the last week to check if cleaning companies are engaging in sham contracting.