In a landmark ruling, the Federal Court has found today that a Spotless subsidiary failed to meet its obligations under the NES to provide notice and severance pay to employees – some with 15 to 20 years service – when it lost a longstanding services contract at a major shopping complex.
The non-profit provider of a phone counselling service says it has been left financially "devastated" after paying the redundancy entitlements of 45 employees, following a stoush with Social Services Minister Christian Porter over who should bear costs where work is reliant on government contracts.
The long-serving 65-year-old manager of one of the country's largest non-profit community legal centres has won her job back, with a 20% pay hike, after the FWC found the organisation's management committee deliberately designed a restructuring process to scuttle her candidacy.
The FWC has identified "deficiencies" in management of redundancies by a mining services company that replaced its employee relief pool with on-hire workers, counselling that it should have given greater consideration to quarantining some positions for redeployees.
The FWC has found a not-for-profit employer unfairly sacked a contracted indigenous cultural heritage officer described as a "very unique peg for an absolutely unique hole" when it failed to adequately discuss alternative roles the umpire conceded were unlikely to exist.
Liquidators seeking to recover almost $67 million in taxpayer funds paid to former Queensland Nickel employees have avoided a "chase for Skase" scenario after they yesterday served papers on counsel for holidaying ex-director Clive Palmer and 20 others.