A senior FWC member's failure to seek the details of a construction employer's pre-ballot explanation of its proposed agreement has led to it being quashed, after a full bench rejected the proposition that the company could rely on its sworn statement about the process.
A manufacturer's commercial manager has accused it of sacking him after he refused to "rort" JobKeeper, following an alleged instruction for employees to reduce sales figures so it could qualify for the scheme.
In a significant ruling on FWC powers, food manufacturing giant Simplot Australia has overturned a finding that the tribunal can keep dealing with disputes brought under old agreements once a new deal comes into effect.
Noni B has hit back at claims it unlawfully failed to provide notice and accrued leave entitlements when it retrospectively sacked the general manager of Rockmans, accusing him of misconduct, cover-ups and refusing to undergo testing for COVID-19.
An HSU branch in Victoria is pursuing an Australian-first claim for five days' annual paid reproductive health and wellbeing leave - to cover IVF treatment, endometriosis, vasectomies and serious menstrual pain - that the ACTU says would foster "more equal and accommodating workplaces".
Victoria's Andrews Labor Government has opened public consultations into the recommendations of the landmark inquiry into the gig economy workforce, while it has also appointed its first public sector gender equality commissioner.
The FWC has accepted an employer's explanation that the "incompetency" of its HR team led it to advertising a redundant position less than two months later and subsequently inviting a former employee to "recommence" his role.
The FWC has rejected an on-hire warehouse worker's unfair dismissal case after weighing evidence that he hectored his supervisors so much about returning after an accident that he was put on client Coles' "do not hire" list.