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Lush to repay workers $2M after ‘monumental mistake’
Article July 18, 2018 11:47 am By Christine Caulfield

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.

Nail salon boss glossed over records in FWO case
Employment July 10, 2018 11:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

An Adelaide nail salon boss engaged in an “elaborate sham” to conceal the underpayment of two migrant workers by creating false time sheets, a court ruled Tuesday in fining the employer and his company $130,000.

Former CEO sues Bellamy’s in $1.2M share dispute
Employment July 9, 2018 9:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former CEO of organic baby food producer Bellamy’s Australia has sued her old employer over $1.2 million in options allegedly owed as part of a long-term financial incentives scheme.

Full Court throws out CFMMEU appeal over definition of work ‘breaks’
Employment July 6, 2018 9:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

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.

Butcher wins $585,000 from employer over workplace assault
Employment July 5, 2018 11:24 am By Miklos Bolza

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.

Global biotech CSL loses appeal after sacking sick employee
Employment July 5, 2018 11:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

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.

‘Offensive’ Instagram post a valid reason for firing hospital worker, FWC says
Employment July 3, 2018 11:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

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 can’t escape worker’s second case over right to convert to full-time
Employment July 3, 2018 10:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

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.

Toyota supervisor sacked for ‘benevolent sexism’, FWC says
Employment June 27, 2018 11:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

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.

BHP faces class action by casual workforce
Employment June 25, 2018 3:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

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.