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Tribunal member not empowered to grant representation: Court

Queensland's Industrial Court has reversed a single member decision letting external lawyers represent the State Government at a QIRC directions hearing on a Together Queensland award variation bid, finding only a full bench had the power to do so.

Court rebuffs ABCC take on CFMMEU "corrective measures"

The Federal Court has rejected the ABCC's "cynical" view of CFMMEU-commissioned entry rights training for an inexperienced organiser who pushed over a Fulton Hogan manager when pressing to access parts of a Monash Freeway project site in 2017.

HR failed to flag obligations to injured worker: FWC

The FWC has awarded compensation to a sacked childcare worker after noting the "disturbing" failure of a company's HR department to inform the chief executive of protections for employees forced to take time off due to illness or injury.

No privacy breach after cosmetics theft

The privacy watchdog has rejected a complaint that a pharmacy invaded a worker's privacy when it showed her employer CCTV footage proving she stole cosmetics while wearing her uniform.

Bench makes draft casual conversion rulings for key awards

Unions have failed to convince an FWC full bench that it should retain casual conversion provisions in awards that permit permanency requests after six months, instead of the National Employment Standards requirement for 12 months' minimum service.

Canberra launches workplace vax scheme

The Morrison Government has unveiled details of a scheme for larger employers to combine with health care providers to administer vaccinations in the workplace.

Employer's inaction can provide basis for adverse action: Court

A court has struck out pleadings by an ASX-listed investment company's portfolio manager that his employer's "privileged" conduct in an FWC conciliation conference breached adverse action provisions, while confirming inaction can also fall foul of them.

Damages for hurt feelings after "callous" sacking

A tribunal has awarded $3000 for injury to the feelings of a worker who changed careers as a result of her employer's threats when it "callously" dismissed her, then locked her out.