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Case thrown out as vexatious

An unfair dismissal case against labour law firm RL Whyburn & Associates has been thrown out because it was vexatious.


Trade practices case sounds warning

The potential for dismissed senior executives to use Trade Practices Law to seek damages will again be tested in a key case before the Federal Court.


Stress must interrupt career to win payout

The Victorian County Court has denied a policeman's claim for stress compensation, finding that while he might have failed to return to his former role in the water police, he was still capable, as a "career member of the force", of other postings within the police service.

Union fee deduction test case in NSW

NSW unions are preparing to run a test case to require employers covered by State awards to deduct union fees from employees' wages.

Vital decision on WA dismissals jurisdiction

Federal award employees in Western Australia can now make unfair dismissal claims in the State IRC, following a landmark ruling by the WA Industrial Appeal Court.

Pressure mounts in Campaign 2000

Campaign 2000 is intensifying on the ground and in the courts with MTFU shop stewards today endorsing a statewide 24-hour stoppage for later this month, and Email preparing a legal challenge to the unions' pattern bargaining strategy.

IRC to arbitrate Victorian nurses' dispute

Victorian nurses will tomorrow morning begin lifting bans that have closed 1,300 public hospital beds, after voting this afternoon in favour of the IRC arbitrating their bargaining dispute.

New IR law passes in NZ

New Zealand's Employment Relations Act will come into law on October 2, after it was passed by Parliament this afternoon.