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Boris to ensure UK workers get tips; & more

Boris to ensure UK workers get tips; CPSU installs youngest-ever leader; RTBU leader set to be NSW ALP general secretary; and Setka appeals ALP expulsion decision.

Explanation for racially-motivated sacking "fabricated": FWC

The FWC has rejected the "post fabricated" inventions of a supermarket owner found to have sacked a casual shop assistant because he preferred workers from Asian-speaking backgrounds, ordering full compensation despite claims it would destroy his business.

Employer's underpayment hit doubled for missing paperwork

In a decision reinforcing the need for employers to maintain timesheets, a court has more than doubled the restitution a family-run business must make despite questions of credibility about the sponsored couple claiming underpayments.

"Vague" task list no basis for sacking over productivity: FWC

In a decision highlighting the perils of relying on nebulous performance measures to assess productivity, the FWC has ordered an IT company to compensate an employee dismissed after being assigned a "vague" To Do list.

IR manager targeted as CFMMEU counter-sues in entry case

Ahead of Federal Court hearings into ABCC claims that two CFMMEU officials breached entry laws at a Melbourne freeway project in 2017, the union is suing the head contractor and its IR manager for obstructing their efforts to investigate suspected safety breaches.

Time to to slug CFMMEU for past breaches: Court

The ABCC's persistence in arguing that the CFMMEU's lengthy rap sheet should figure in penalty calculations has produced a significant dividend, the Federal Court today ruling it was the only way to achieve the legislative objective of deterrence in the face of the union's recidivism.

FEG challenger made premature review bid; & more

FEG ruling challengers must "exhaust" internal review channels; Rugby Australia flip-flopped, says Folau; First agreement approved for Flight Centre; and FWC says enterprise agreements don't have to be "perfect".

Vale, Richard Tracey

Prominent former Federal Court industrial judge Richard Tracey has died of cancer, aged 71.