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Employee allegedly dismissed after wanting paid sick leave

29 August, 2012

A Perth panel beating business is being prosecuted for allegedly dismissing a long-term employee to prevent him from taking sick leave after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Melbourne company allegedly underpaid workers more than $300K

22 August, 2012

The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting Quality Food World, a Melbourne food wholesaler, for allegedly underpaying 46 employees - including many foreign workers - more than $300,000.

Fair Work Australia rules against urine testing

21 August, 2012 by Alice Richard

After initially rejecting Endeavour Energy’s application to implement a mandatory, urine-based, on-site drug testing regime for its employees, the Fair Work Australia Full Bench has once again decided against the company, rejecting its appeal and arguing that urine testing is invasive and unnecessary.

Goodman Fielder fined $90,000 after worker’s arm crushed in machine

21 August, 2012

Goodman Fielder Consumer Foods has been convicted and fined $90,000 over an incident at its Pampas factory in West Footscray which left a worker with serious and permanent injuries to his arm after it was crushed in a machine.

Qantas fined for breaking workplace laws

20 August, 2012

The Federal Magistrates Court has fined Qantas and one of its managers a total of $15,400 for unlawfully coercing an engineer who complained about staff conditions.

Court action over alleged $28,000 underpayment of retail workers

17 August, 2012

The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting retail company Lycamobile, alleging it underpaid 13 employees in Adelaide and Brisbane, including many foreign workers, more than $28,000 between February and September 2011.

DFEEST fined after student injured at TAFE campus

15 August, 2012

The Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology has been fined $120,000 by the Industrial Relations Court after a student was injured in a fall at a TAFE SA campus.

Employee allegedly sacked for taking leave to be with dying mother

07 August, 2012

A retail caravan business dismissed an employee because he took leave to care for his dying mother, the Fair Work Ombudsman alleges.

Catering company breaches discrimination laws

03 August, 2012

Victoria-based catering company Holtham Family, trading as The Soup Box, discriminated against a female employee because of her pregnancy, the Fair Work Ombudsman has found.

Company fined $200,000 after workplace fatality

31 July, 2012

Kakos Trolley Services, a trolley collection company, has been convicted and fined $200,000 after the death of an elderly man who was run over by a reversing vehicle at a shopping centre loading dock.

When it comes to dismissal, let the punishment fit the crime, says NZ professor

26 July, 2012

New Zealand’s employment legislation still needs work in the areas of remedies and punishments involving dismissal law, according to an expert in employment and industrial relations.

Workers compensation fraud lands osteopath in court

11 July, 2012

An osteopath has been convicted and fined $16,000 after pleading guilty to fraudulently obtaining payments from WorkSafe.

Concrete company fined $80,000 after man almost dies

09 July, 2012

Tegra Australia, a concrete manufacturing business that provides premix concrete and materials to construction sites throughout NSW, has been fined $80,000 and ordered to pay WorkCover’s legal costs after a 29-year-old man almost died when he inhaled toxic fumes.

Security company faces court for allegedly underpaying workers $21,000

06 July, 2012

The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a security company, alleging it underpaid 19 employees more than $21,000.

John Holland and Thiess admit to OHS failings, will fund major safety research investment

06 July, 2012

Two of Australia’s largest construction companies, John Holland and Thiess, have entered into a $225,000 enforceable undertaking after two concrete sound barrier panels, each weighing 11.3 tonnes, fell from a contractor’s truck near the Eastlink tollway project in Ringwood, Melbourne, in October 2006.

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