More than 90% of unfair dismissal claims over the past year were resolved before they reached a hearing involving a Fair Work Commissioner, but experts say disputes can still cost businesses significant time and money even if they never make it to the formal hearing stage. Read more.
Posts by Thomas Birkbeck for News:
A Queensland mine worker who was sacked after a 19-year-old colleague accused him of touching her backside and making sexual comments has won his job back after the Fair Work Commission said there was insufficient evidence. Read more.
In today’s business environment, internet connectivity is often considered vital to a business’ success. Businesses rely much of their success on how well their business is connected to the rest of world through the Internet. Read more.
Every three and a half minutes an unfair dismissal claim is made against an employer. Read more.
Seven Melbourne workers will be repaid more than $100,000 after the Fair Work Ombudsman executed an enforceable undertaking with Transfab Reinforcement Australia Pty Ltd, a manufacturing company which prepares prefabricated housing materials. Read more.
A factory worker who was sacked for chucking a hangover sickie after drinking too much on Anzac Day has been awarded $8000 in compensation after the Fair Work Commission found she was treated harshly. Read more.
Two overseas backpackers who were paid low, flat rates while working at a crocodile farm in far north Queensland have been back-paid more than $13,000, following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman. Read more.