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Bench reopens way for union to pursue conspiracy theory

An FWC bench has stopped short of overturning the four-month-old approval of a deal but ordered the employer to produce documents previously sought by a union strenuously opposed to it.

FWC bench spells out prerequisites for legal representation

An FWC full bench has clarified the preconditions for employers being granted legal representation, rejecting a presidential member's opinion that jurisdictional questions are inherently complex and dismissing "bare assertions" about an HR team's incapacity to contest a case.

Bench rejects "global" approach to multiple breaches

In a significant ruling clarifying how penalties for multiple contraventions should be assessed, a full Federal Court has in cutting by more than half a $445,000 fine imposed on the CEPU rejected a judge's "global" approach to the historic reporting breaches.

High Court schedules Rossato; Unions challenge Qantas rulings

The High Court has timetabled the crucial Rossato case, is about to hear a special leave bid by academic Peter Ridd, and is being asked to entertain union challenges to Qantas interpretations of obligations under JobKeeper and the Fair Work Act's stand down provisions.

Full court dismisses Aldi's attempt to nobble union campaign

Aldi has again failed to rein-in the TWU over its long-running "safe rates" campaign, with a full Federal Court confirming that the union is not constrained by consumer law prohibitions on misleading or deceptive conduct.

High Court set to hear Lunt case

The High Court will next month hear robo-stevedore VICT's bid for a finding that MUA delegate Richard Lunt committed an abuse of process when he acted as the "front man" for the union's bid to overturn an enterprise agreement.

Nothing stopping delivery riders "abandoning" meals: Uber

Before entering into a private settlement with a food delivery worker accusing Uber Eats of unfair dismissal, the company has told a full Federal Court that delivery "partners" are free to negotiate lower fees and abandon meals after collecting them.

FWC bench didn't "grapple" with conflicting terms: Full court

An FWC bench led by President Iain Ross "made no attempt" to analyse how model and agreement redundancy terms would operate in conjunction when assessing whether 21 seafarers had been fairly dismissed, a full Federal Court has found.

Full court majority backs coercion call, despite procedural flaws

A full Federal Court majority has found a judge did not deny a building contractor procedural fairness by failing to put it on notice before declaring it breached non-pleaded coercion provisions, during a meeting with undertones of The Godfather.

Court overturns executive's $1 million payout after HR stoush

A company forced to reinstate a senior executive sacked more than three years ago after a stoush with a HR manager has successfully appealed, with the Federal Court to redetermine his adverse action case if not resolved at mediation.