The Federal Circuit Court has ordered a Mahjong club to pay more than $415,000 in compensation for breaching state and federal IR laws and engaging in adverse action when it moved a full-time tea attendant to a part-time role because of his workers' compensation claim.
The Federal Circuit Court has warned compliance order recipients that they should have "no misapprehension about their obligations to comply" after fining an employer that underpaid workers $9,000 on top of the original penalty. Meanwhile, the regulator is pursuing an accountancy firm that was allegedly involved in an employer's underpayments
The Turnbull Coalition Government will have a better chance of achieving its IR legislative agenda and won't need to "run dead" on IR as an Abbott Government would have in the lead-up to the next election, an IR academic has told a Canberra forum.
Major rail freight operator Aurizon plans to cut about 800 jobs over three years as it seeks to deliver up to $300 million in gains under new enterprise agreements, which exclude what the company says are "legacy conditions".
The in-principle agreement covering workers employed by the head contractor for the massive Gorgon LNG project includes paid "bed busts", when their work stint is reduced due to a shortage of accommodation.
A Full Federal Court has found an employer was entitled to relocate its employee's "base" of operations under the terms its enterprise agreement, with the result of reducing travel expenses and overtime.
The ACTU is seeking to build opposition to cutting weekend penalty rates through a mass door-knock in marginal seats across Australia in mid-September, while employer associations are pushing crossbench senators to back the Government's bill to re-establish the ABCC.