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Cup day dismissal not on the nose

Procedural flaws in a worker's summary dismissal on Melbourne Cup day did not outweigh the seriousness of having invited the theft of a company vehicle by leaving the keys in the ignition, the FWC has found.


New deal does not bury old dispute: FWC

A food manufacturing giant has failed to convince an FWC senior member that its new agreement extinguishes the tribunal's jurisdiction to hear a casual conversion dispute brought under the superseded deal.

Workpac seeks to take Rossato to High Court

Labour hire company Workpac has sought special leave to appeal to the High Court last month's momentous Rossato decision paving the way for casuals to claim leave entitlements, a ruling employers now estimate could expose them to more than $14 billion in back-pay.


Sacking upheld despite "deficient" psych test process

The FWC has called on South Australia to re-examine psychometric testing protocols for workers in child residential care facilities, after upholding the sacking of a youth worker deemed "psychologically unsuitable" but finding the testing process deficient.

Employers reel from casuals ruling, as expert extols conversion

The Morrison Government has flagged potential legislative change as the full Federal Court's Rossato ruling sends "shockwaves" among employers, while an academic says it is untenable for casuals to receive both loading and leave entitlements.

McDonald's granted award flexibility to help "weather storm"

More than 200,000 award-covered fast food industry workers face temporary cuts to part-time hours and reduced overtime penalties under fiercely-contested, pandemic-related changes approved by an FWC full bench.

One Key class action to test vulnerable worker provisions

The law firm behind a multi-million-dollar class action against labour hire provider One Key Resources and One Key Holdings says it will test the ability of vulnerable workers legislation to hold parent companies to account.

Senior member fumbled Hungry Jack's deal: Bench

An FWC full bench has finally approved Hungry Jack's' 2019 national agreement a year after it won overwhelming support, delivering a withering assessment of a tribunal member's handling of a matter that "went badly astray".