Jetstar unlawfully deducted training costs from the wages of cadet pilots, despite warnings against doing so from its external IR consultant and its head of flying operations, the Federal Court has revealed in a penalty judgment today.
The Fair Work Commission has emphasised that employers can insist workers comply with social media policies that regulate conduct outside the workplace, in upholding the dismissal of an employee who refused to sign an acknowledgement that he had undergone social media training.
CFMEU construction and general division Victorian branch secretary John Setka has suffered another setback in his long-running defamation case against Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Sky News, after a court rejected another attempt to limit defence arguments available to Abbott and the news organisation.
A likely shortage of experienced, skilled supervisory and operational workers in the resources sector could reduce productivity and safety as the industry moves from a construction to operational phase, a new report has warned.
A FWC full bench has directed a Jetstar flight attendant to address it on whether it can consider reinstating her in the wake of media reports that South African authorities are seeking to extradite her over allegations of "criminal conduct of the most serious kind".
NSW Public Service Commissioner Graeme Head is seeking to determine why 30% of NSW public sector employees report being bullied in the workplace and almost 50% say they have witnessed it, despite the implementation of a wide range of prevention and management measures.
FWC rules it has no jurisdiction to hear stand-down case; Linfox's 11th-hour offer avoids finding that alternative jobs not suitable; FWC delivers on pizza chain's transfer of business; and Full bench overturns changes to modern health award.
Fair Work Building and Construction chief executive Leigh Johns has challenged those who say the inspectorate should have intervened in the Grocon Supreme Court proceedings to identify the powers it could have relied upon, while the main players are about to head back for more talks with FWA President, Justice Iain Ross.