The Federal Court has frozen $450,000 of the assets of an Illawarra Indian restaurant operator while a cook pursues an underpayment claim of more than $200,000 plus penalties, amid allegations that it paid him for just a portion of his 12-hour shifts and demanded regular repayments.
James Cook University is fighting back against a Federal Circuit Court finding that it unlawfully sacked an academic who criticised prominent climate research, while the NTEU has welcomed a finding that the institution's code of conduct is "subordinate" to an intellectual freedom clause in its agreement.
The Australian Mines and Metals Association is challenging whether three union organisers are employed by the employee organisations that have applied for their right-of-entry permits, in what appears to be an attempt to test the structure of a union alliance.
A full Federal Court has upheld a finding that agreement-sanctioned union stopwork meetings can be freely used to delay and disrupt business as part of a campaign strategy, but has increased fines for the CFMMEU's coercion of head contractor Hutchison by almost 30%.
A dispute between Macquarie Bank and 15 former employees who allege they were underpaid more than $2.6 million looks destined for a full hearing after the Federal Circuit Court rebuffed the parties' request for mediation by a judge.
High Court rebuffs "two longs" special leave bid; Relativity "decompression" proposal needs to go back to drawing board, say retailers; and Women's pay outpacing men's in recent wage slowdown, says report.