A court has stopped a financial advisor from soliciting or providing services to his former employer's clients for up to six months until it rules on his alleged breach of restraint of trade provisions in his employment contract.
Resources minister says project agreements worth considering; Workers have "right to know" how transition from fossil fuels will be managed, says Burrow; Public and private sector IT professionals' pay rises "diverging"; and Queensland Parliament rejects LNP bid to reverse entry rules.
A Queensland parliamentary inquiry will consider licensing and registration of labour hire companies as the state becomes the third jurisdiction to launch investigations into allegations of sham contracting and abuses of visa workers by labour suppliers.
Queensland's Supreme Court has dismissed an accountant's claim that Clive Palmer verbally offered to pay him a $1 million annual salary for five years, finding instead that the accountant was correctly paid the $100,000 (later $150,000) a year agreed in written employment contracts.
A Queensland parliamentary inquiry into fly-in, fly-out arrangements recommends that proposed new minimum accommodation standards "advise against" motelling and hot-bedding arrangements and that the state discrimination statute outlaw job advertisements that exclude workers who live near projects with non-residential workforces.
A confectionery company discriminated against an employee when it failed to consider, or give him an opportunity to propose, adjustments that might have enabled him to continue working, a tribunal has found.