‘Contractor’ Truck Drivers were Employees

‘Contractor’ Truck Drivers were Employees

Two truck drivers who spent 40 years working for the same employer were found to be employees not independent contractors, meaning they were entitled to receive leave, redundancy, and superannuation payments. The case was first heard in 2017 by the Federal Court after...
Racist Remarks didn’t Justify a Dismissal

Racist Remarks didn’t Justify a Dismissal

An employee of the Reserve Bank Australia (RBA) who accidentally posted a racist message at work, has won his job back after the Fair Work Commission found that the procedural failings by the RBA made his dismissal unfair. The employee sent a message to a work group...
Poor Dismissal Procedure Leads to a Payout

Poor Dismissal Procedure Leads to a Payout

Ultra Tune had a valid reason to dismiss a training manager for refusing to perform his role however, errors in its dismissal process forced them to payout $9,583 for unfair dismissal. The employee was hired as a national training manager, he was required to develop a...
JobKeeper Slip Up

JobKeeper Slip Up

A casual employee was removed from JobKeeper by his employer after he refused to work more than his regular hours. The employee was casually employed at a resort bottle shop and typically worked a single weekly shift of 9.5 hours on Saturdays. When the employer...
Medical Institute Guilty Of Underpaying Workers

Medical Institute Guilty Of Underpaying Workers

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research has entered an Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman after underpaying employees more than $350, 000. The not for profit medical institute self-reported last year it had underpaid a total of 423...
Poor Management Resulted in Unfair Dismissal

Poor Management Resulted in Unfair Dismissal

The Fair Work Commission has found that an employee was unfairly dismissed after his employer condoned his abusive conduct for too long and mismanaged complaints about him. Unfortunately, this case is a common example of a small family business being caught out for...

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