The full seven-member bench of the High Court has rejected attempts by a coal mining company to limit the IRC's role in resolving disputes, ruling that the Workplace Relations Act's allowable award matter provisions do not apply to dispute resolution procedures in certified agreements.
A company which offered to double the salary of a female transsexual employee if she reverted to living and dressing as a man has been found by a tribunal to have dismissed her because of her transgender status, in the first such ruling.
In the latest embarrassing setback for Employment Advocate Jonathan Hamberger, the Federal Court has awarded costs against two subcontractors called by the OEA as witnesses in a freedom of association case.
In a bid to derail the Victorian Government's plans to partially re-establish its own IR system, WR Minister Tony Abbott has announced changes to address some of the State Government's concerns about the current system.
After more than two weeks of a lockout, the dispute between the LHMU and industrial timber coatings manufacturer Mirotone Pty Ltd has escalated after the alleged dismissal by the company of a union delegate.
Employers who use pay scales that disadvantage casual or part-time employees are likely to have to make new arrangements, following a tribunal ruling that could expose the NSW Department of Education to a massive backpay claim.