Cosmetics company Lush Australia will pay back $2 million to thousands of workers after discovering an error in its payroll system dating back to 2010.
The Full Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by the CFMMEU claiming the times before and after work shifts counted as “breaks” in which it could meet with union members at a BHP Billiton mining site.
National wholesale butcher Top Cut Foods has been ordered to pay almost $585,000 after a judge found its negligence led to a workplace assault which gave one of its employees PTSD.
Biotech giant CSL has lost its challenge to a Fair Work Commission decision that found it unfairly sacked one of its workers deemed too sick to carry on with his duties.
The Fair Work Commission has thrown out an unfair dismissal case by a Sydney-based hospital employee who was fired after an unsolicited and “highly offensive” Instagram message to a young nurse.
Toll Transport has lost a bid to dismiss a second proceeding brought against it by a freight handler who last year won the right to convert from a casual to a full-time position in a precedent setting ruling.
A Toyota supervisor’s “overly sexualised” remarks to young female workers were a “blatant form of benevolent sexism”, the Fair Work Commission has found in upholding the car maker’s dismissal of the long-time employee.
Mining giant BHP Billiton has been hit with two class actions alleging it hired hundreds of mine workers as casual employees to avoid paying proper wages and benefits, and industry heavyweights Yancoal and Glencore may face similar claims in the coming months.