The High Court has today granted the Morrison Government and a major food manufacturer special leave to appeal a contentious decision on calculating sick and carers leave, claimed to potentially cost employers an extra $2 billion a year.
The FWC has found that a multinational employer did not dismiss a seconded consultant who has refused to return to his Indian base, ruling that permanent residency does not entitle him to continuing employment in Australia.
In a significant ruling on how Fair Work Act breaches are to be assessed, a Federal Court full bench has invoked double jeopardy principles to strip $48,000 off penalties awarded against the CFMMEU and one of its organisers.
RAFFWU is suing a McDonald's franchise that allegedly required workers to find a replacement if they took sick leave, told them they had to call in sick by 10pm the night before scheduled shifts and denied them proper breaks.
The FWC has refused to renew MUA Sydney branch secretary Paul McAleer's entry permit, ruling that he has "repeatedly preferred the interests of his union and/or its members over compliance with industrial laws."