As employers urge the Federal Government to introduce laws reining in an "explosion" of class actions, Adero Law has filed a new claim seeking some $45 million in annual leave entitlements on behalf of about 3000 coal miners allegedly misclassified as casuals.
In a decision that could have employers re-thinking standard travel and hours terms in agreements, the Federal Court has found in favour of a CFMMEU-backed class action that argued workers should be paid for transit time between security gates and their worksite.
A two-hour stopwork that United Voice scheduled to clash with Melbourne Cup festivities at Crown Perth has been extended to four hours after the gambling giant secured an anti-strike order from the FWC on the basis that a shorter period would constitute unprotected action.
A BHP employee sacked after her supervisor identified a "pattern" of taking sick leave during Easter school holidays is suing it for alleged adverse action and coercively seeking to stop her exercising her leave rights.
A former Workpac supervisor, who lost his job while he was under investigation, is accusing the company of failing to treat him fairly or protect him as rumours circulated in the community that it sacked him for selling drugs and bullying.
Queensland Catholic school teachers are implementing work bans, their NSW counterparts have endorsed a novel measure to guarantee daily work for casuals and the employees of a Catholic school office are stopping work to fight for assurances on agreement coverage.