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Full court rules on leave test case

A full Federal Court has ruled today that a pair of 12-hour shift workers at a Cadbury chocolate factory are entitled to 10 calendar days of paid personal/carer's leave, rather than a lesser amount argued by their employer and the Federal IR Minister.

No service required to trigger 120-hour leave entitlement: FWC

An injured coal mineworker has won back 120 hours personal leave denied by resources giant Peabody when he took more than a year off, the FWC finding he was not required to provide a service to be eligible for the entitlement.

Beware Skene undertakings, Ai Group tells employers

The Australian Industry Group is warning employers not to rush in to making agreement undertakings incorporating a recent key decision on casual leave until the Federal Court determines a challenge to the ruling's ambit.

Transgender leave included in new Westpac deal

Westpac employees undergoing gender transition will receive up to four weeks' paid leave as part of the bank's ground-breaking new three-year enterprise agreement.


Sacking after morning sickness unlawful: Court

A court has found an employer took unlawful adverse action against a pregnant worker when it sacked her for taking time off to manage morning sickness and other issues arising from her condition.

Power station wins order to halt industrial action

The FWC has ordered the CFMEU's mining and energy division to stop inciting its members to ban overtime and take suspected sickies at AGL Energy's Loy Yang A power station.

High Court refuses Anglo's special leave bid on cashing-out

Anglo Coal is facing a seven-figure backpayment, after the High Court refused to grant it special leave to appeal a finding that a subsidiary breached its enterprise agreement by failing to pay employees correctly when they cashed-out personal/carer's leave.

Cashing-out error underpaid workers by 30%: Court

The Federal Court has ruled that an Anglo Coal subsidiary breached its enterprise agreement by failing to pay employees who cashed-out personal/carer's leave the same amount as if they had worked their regular shift lengths.

Westpac deal throws out performance-linked pay rises

Westpac and the FSU have reached an in-principle agreement on a new agreement covering about 30,000 employees across Westpac and its subsidiary banks that will for the first time remove the link between performance targets and fixed pay increases for all staff earning less than $75,000 per annum.