The Spotless group has avoided paying an 11-week redundancy to a facilities manager it dismissed after nearly seven years, a tribunal finding that the split was an instance of "ordinary and customary turnover of labour".
Rail freight operator Aurizon is to cut more than 300 jobs in central and north Queensland, with Rockhampton workers to bear the brunt of the impact as the city's historic maintenance workshops are shuttered.
The FWC has thrown out an employer's argument that a "wide view" of the Fair Work Act allowed it to make four safety officers working on the Gorgon LNG project redundant when they refused to accept a 13% pay cut.
The FWC has confirmed that 117 employees made redundant by a South Australian car manufacturing company will receive payments in lieu of notice as part of a redundancy package agreed to in their enterprise agreement.
The Federal Government is considering changing the Corporations Act to curb "sharp corporate practices" that could threaten the "integrity and future sustainability" of the the Fair Entitlements Guarantee scheme.
The FWC has reinstated four workers after finding they were not "genuinely redundant" and that their employer took an "unduly hasty and largely tokenistic" approach to meeting its consultation and redeployment obligations.
An employer that made seven of its employees redundant without properly considering "job swaps" with others breached its statutory obligation to explore redeployment options, an FWC full bench has found.