In a decision highlighting the importance of strictly following safety procedures, the FWC has upheld Griffin Coal's sacking of a safety representative over an incident he considered a "non-event" and an investigation team deemed minor.
The FWC has upheld the summary dismissal of a truck driver who failed to provide a urine sample after a three-hour wait at a medical clinic, finding he did not make a reasonable effort to fix the problem.
Merivale has hit back at a class action's claims it underpaid thousands of salaried employees and others engaged under a pre-Fair Work "zombie" deal and is maintaining it can use overpayments to offset additional entitlements.
The FWC has upheld the dismissal of an unrepentant prison plumber who claimed to have been sacked without formal warning for repeatedly falsifying timesheets after being "pushed" to charge for extra hours.
The Federal Court has given the FWO permission to pursue a case that "raises matters of public importance with implications well beyond the parties" that involves a company, now in voluntary liquidation, that allegedly obstructed the watchdog's inspectors.
BP has vowed to keep upholding its values across operations despite failing to upset FWC full bench orders to reinstate a worker who made a Hitler parody video of its protracted bargaining with oil refinery workers.
A senior police executive who tried to reset his "moral compass" during an affair involving almost 24,000 emails has failed to have his demotion reduced, a tribunal appeals board suggesting such efforts had already helped spare him dismissal.
A major union-commissioned study has found the NDIS workforce is "carrying the costs and risks" of disability service provision, performing high levels of unpaid work and unable to recoup significant out of pocket expenses