Employment law & Industrial relations

  • Rio Tinto case could have wide consequences if union wins by HCA

    Resources giant Rio Tinto is currently locked in a court battle with the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CMFEU) over claims it paid higher redundancy payments to non-union members.

  • Rio embroiled in redundancy union stoush by HCA

    Rio Tinto is facing a heated discrimination suit after redundant workers allege the company made redundancy payments of up to $120,000 more to non-union member workers.

  • Draft anti-discrimination laws open flood gates of opinion by Stephanie Zillman

    The federal government is currently receiving public submissions in response to its draft anti-discrimination laws – and there have been a watershed of doubts and issues raised.

  • Results in for voluntary pay audit by Stephanie Zillman

    McDonald’s, in collaboration with the Fair Work Ombudsman, set up a process to self-audit about 8,500 pay packets and correct any issues it found – the results are in.

  • How long is too long? Air steward wins job back by Stephanie Zillman

    In a case of corporate standards vs. self-expression and body image, a worker for Virgin has won his unfair dismissal battle after being terminated over the length of his hair and conduct.

  • Proposed law would 'end workplace banter' by Stephanie Zillman

    Workplace banter could soon be a thing of the past if draft legislation currently before a senate inquiry is passed – and the proposal has sparked outrage among Australia’s top legal minds.

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