The CFMEU wants the federal government to legislate to require stringent labour market testing before 457 visas can be granted and to extend the Fair Work Act's adverse action protections to Australian workers who miss out on advertised jobs.
An overseas-based IT developer has been awarded almost $600,000 in unpaid notice, leave and salary entitlements after an appeal court rejected a health technology conglomerate's argument that his most recent contract was with a different employer within its group. The bench accepted that he wasn't an Australian-based employee under the terms of the Fair Work Act.
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The NSW IRC has today granted the first application in 30 years to register a new union, with its green light for an organisation to cover paramedics, despite stiff opposition from the HSU and other unions.
ACCI chief executive Peter Anderson said this morning that the interests of smaller employers should be given more prominence in annual wage reviews, and if that doesn't eventuate in this year's case, then the Fair Work Act needs to be changed.
The owner of an automotive panel beating and spraypainting business has been ordered to pay compensation for taking adverse action, after he dismissed an employee in an attempt to deny him his "substantial" paid personal leave entitlements while he was undergoing cancer treatment.
In two decisions underlining the broad reach of the Fair Work Act's general protections provisions, the Federal Court has dealt a major blow to the Victorian Government's controversial construction procurement regime, finding its enforcement of the policy breached adverse action and coercion laws.
Unsuccessful adverse action litigant might have been better off pursuing unfair dismissal claim; CFMEU to pay half of costs for unsuccessful entry challenge; Injunction against consultant might affect visa status.
The Federal Court has warned employers against using sham redundancies for "getting rid of an undesired employee", finding a university took unlawful adverse action when it dismissed an academic who fell out with her head of school - rejecting its argument that it made her redundant for financial reasons.