A "very junior" lawyer who earned $1 million in his first three years at a firm has won more than $185,000 in compensation and penalties after he claimed it dismissed him for making almost 250 complaints.
A company facing unpaid entitlements claims from its former chief executive and chief financial officer has lodged counterclaims seeking repayment of hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged unauthorised expenses claims.
The Morrison Government has today pushed through the Senate a vastly reduced version of its much-hyped bid to overhaul the Fair Work Act, with changes to casual employment arrangements the only surviving element.
IR Minister Christian Porter has told the High Court that a Federal Court bench "erred" when it concluded that labour hire company Workpac could not rely on a legislative provision to offset loadings paid to the worker at the centre of a landmark case on casual leave entitlements.
Australia's largest independent grocery retailer in defending a $20 million class action has admitted to breaching leave loading requirements, but otherwise denied it should have paid salaried employees for extra hours or recorded their additional time.
The FWC has found "persuasive" the High Court's reliance in Mondelez on ordinary hours to calculate entitlements, dumping a union's attempt to win more annual leave for council waste and recycling workers.
Forty-eight former Macquarie Bank wealth advisors have been awarded compensation totalling more than $1.3 million despite a judge describing as "rapacious" their claims about underpayment of various leave entitlements.
The Ai Group has expressed "significant" concern about ASIC advice that companies in the wake of the Rossato ruling must in their financial reporting provide for any leave, redundancy and public holiday pay prospectively owed to past and present regular casuals.