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$400,000-plus adverse action payout for worker shifted to part-time

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.

FWO pursuing non-compliance penalties, third parties for underpayments

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

Turnbull has chance to get IR bills up in Senate: Forsyth

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.


Aurizon restructure to deliver $300m in cost reductions

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".

Unions ask new PM to protect penalty rates

The ACTU has fired its first salvo at new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, calling on him to stop the Coalition's "attacks" on conditions such as penalty rates and paid parental leave.




Unions plan national weekend door-knock on penalty rates

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.