A FWC member applied the wrong legislation when he ordered payment of a travel allowance to traffic management employees, because the greenfields agreement in question was a transitional instrument, but correctly found it was payable, a full bench has found.
A senior consultant with a HR services company is facing a costs bill of thousands of dollars, after the Federal Magistrates Court found she acted unreasonably when she persisted in seeking interlocutory orders to restrain a law firm from defending her former employer against her adverse action claim.
The University of Sydney and tertiary education unions have returned to the bargaining table after last week's two-day strike, but the industry is facing more industrial action, with only three institutions concluding deals so far in the 2012-13 bargaining round.
Prospective employers are requesting criminal record checks in increasing numbers, but are finding it difficult to assess the significance of criminal history and how to weigh the risks associated with employing former offenders, according to university researchers.
A senior CFMEU (mining & energy division) official has told the NSW ICAC that the union's former head, John Maitland, deceived him while trying to win his backing for a proposed training mine, and that the mine was partly behind his now fractured relationship with his brother.
An employee and his lawyer deliberately provided misleading evidence in a failed unfair dismissal claim, in what a Fair Work Commission member said was the lowest point in his 16 years serving on the tribunal.
Clayton Utz partner Joe Catanzariti and barrister Adam Hatcher SC have been appointed to the two new FWC vice president roles created by the passage last year of the Government's Fair Work amendments, while other new tribunal members announced today by Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten include Corrs partner Val Gostencnik, former ACTU secretary Jeff Lawrence, Fair Work Ombudsman Nick Wilson and FWBC director Leigh Johns.
The MUA has dropped its Federal Court challenge against stevedore Patrick's plans to automate its Port Botany operations because the decision to introduce mechanised straddle carriers wasn't made by the employer, but a related entity, which parent company Asciano claims is immune from consultation obligations.
CFMEU (mining & energy division) general president Tony Maher told the NSW ICAC today that it would have been improper to back a bid by the union's former head, John Maitland, for government approval of a training mine, and he had believed it would "all end up here".
Agreements covering nurses at three related private hospitals in Melbourne that were negotiated with the ANF and approved without the knowledge of the group's chief executive or board have survived a second appeal, with a FWC full bench finding no fault with a first instance ruling that a manager had apparent authority to make them.